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Initative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce awarded to Marcela Estevez

In an effort to appeal to individuals of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has undertaken the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce. ARL believes that a multicultural focus within the scope of the library will offer a more comprehensive reflection of the dynamic demographics associated with the field of research and academic libraries.

ARL Diversity Initiative

USF SLIS student Marcela Estevez was named the recipient of the award offered under the ARL program! The award includes a stipend of up to $10,000 (over two years) to be used toward continuing education in the LIS field.

Marcela Estevez

Current SLIS Graduate Student Marcela Estevez

The program objectives are:

  • Strengthening participants’ leadership skills via a Leadership Institute held in conjunction with ALA Midwinter Meeting
  • Developing a network of mentors who will guide and nurture the career development of the participants

Congratulations, Marcela!



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