Three iSchool students named ARL diversity scholars

Posted: July 26, 2017

Three iSchool master's students have been selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Committee on Diversity and Leadership to participate in the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) as ARL diversity scholars.

Underwritten by ARL member libraries, the IRDW offers numerous financial benefits to program participants as well as leadership development provided through the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, a formal mentoring program, career placement assistance, and an ARL research library visit. This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse research library professional community that will better meet the challenges of changing demographics in higher education and the emphasis on global perspectives in the academy.

The 2017–2019 ARL diversity scholars are: 

  • LaReina Nicole Adams, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Aicha Azzaoui, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Leyla Cabugos, San Jose State University
  • Alexa Carter, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Jeannie Yujing Chen, UCLA
  • Zakiya Collier, Long Island University/New York University
  • Sarah Frances Corona, UCLA
  • Sonja C. Cossio, Clarion University
  • Veronica Franco, The University of Arizona
  • Kaneisha Gaston, North Carolina Central University
  • Codi Domonique Jones, The University of Oklahoma
  • Aldrich A. Linton, San Jose State University
  • Carli Lowe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teresa Helena Moreno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Karen Ng, The University of British Columbia
  • Diana E. Park, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • Andrea Salazar, Wayne State University
  • Mark F. Sandoval, The University of Arizona

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