Two USC Librarians Tapped as ARL Leadership and Career Development Fellows
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has chosen the USC Libraries' Chimene Tucker and Melanee Vicedo as fellows in its 2013–2014 Leadership and Career Development Program. The USC Chronicle recently featured the news in its Family Matters section:
Turning the page toward leadership in libraries
USC librarians Chimene Tucker and Melanee Vicedo have been selected to participate in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP) for 2013-14.
The LCDP is an 18-month program designed to prepare mid-career librarians from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups to take on increasingly demanding leadership roles in the ARL.
The program includes three institutes, a mentor relationship with an ARL director or senior staff member, research coaching and participation in other activities related to ARL’s strategic directions.
Tucker’s project will examine the literacy skills and competencies librarians are using and determine those that may need to be developed to support new multimedia research projects of students and faculty.
Vicedo’s project will seek to determine the relevancy and use of library collections for students enrolled in the USC Master’s in Social Work online program.
Check back with Libwire for more news about Tucker's and Vicedo's projects.