Professional Development within LIS

A few initiatives, notably the American Library Association’s Emerging Leaders and Spectrum Scholars programs, increase diversity and provide development opportunities for younger librarians. Library Pipeline will contribute to these efforts by offering scholarships, fellowships, and travel assistance that enable librarians and others who are working on behalf of libraries or LIS-related organizations to participate in projects, site visits, and other opportunities that shift the trajectory of their careers and the libraries or LIS-related organizations where they work. We will emphasize participation in cross-disciplinary projects or conferences that extend LIS in new directions and contribute to increased diversity among practitioners, along with enhanced well being, especially for the traditionally underrepresented, within the populations we serve.