Discovering Librarianship - Field Recruiters
By enlisting early career librarians from previously successful diversity recruitment programs to develop recruitment materials and serve as ambassadors for the profession, Discovering Librarianship will build a network of in-the-field recruiters who can speak to the specific interests of a new generation and provide the information and support to help students pursue careers in librarianship. ALA will work to identify and train a cohort of field recruiters from its own Spectrum Scholarship Program and other national diversity recruitment programs. Discovering Librarianship is a unique opportunity for early career librarians to serve as recruiters for the profession. Through their participation in this project, participants will develop new presentation, advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills for their own career progression.
Selected participants will be asked to attend the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, CA; participate in a series of online trainings; participate in at least two local, regional, or national career or education events approved by the ALA Office for Diversity; and attend the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, WA. Stipends will be made available for participation in Midwinter Meetings and recruitment events.
Field Recruiter Applications were due on October 15, selected participants will be notified shortly after November 1st. Resources for selected Field Recruiters will be posted on this page as they are developed.