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Studying leadership development for BIPOC populations in academic libraries

  • 1.  Studying leadership development for BIPOC populations in academic libraries

    Posted Nov 16, 2022 02:56 PM

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    From: Mark Puente <>
    Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 3:50 PM
    Subject: Studying leadership development for BIPOC populations in academic libraries

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    I am leading a team that is conducting a research study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (RE-251099-OLS-21) on the experience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) library and information science (LIS) professionals in formal leadership development programs in the US (but inclusive of participants from outside of the US). This study will consist of a series of focus group sessions of self-identifying BIPOC individuals and will take approximately 90 minutes. Ultimately, we want to hear about your experience in BIPOC-focused leadership development programs (the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Leadership Institute, the ARL Leadership Symposium/Institute and Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP), the HBCU Library Leadership Program, or the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups) as our hope is to better understand the nature of these programs. If you are 18 and over, have participated in one or more BIPOC-focused leadership development programs, and self-identify as a BIPOC and would like to be a part of this study, please fill out this questionnaire:

    The questionnaire will collect demographic information from potential participants, as well as availability for a set of scheduled focus group sessions. The research team will select participants from the list of volunteers and will reach out with further logistical information. 

    Those selected will be provided a $100USD electronic gift card as a thanks for your participation. 

    Please submit the questionnaire as an expression of interest no later than November 30, 2022.

    If you have any questions about the study, please respond to this email or call 765-494-6563. 

    With all best wishes to everyone! 


    Mark A. Puente, Associate Professor


    Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Inclusion, and Diversity
    Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies


    Stewart Center, 271A
    West Lafayette, IN 47907

    o: 765-494-6563

    I acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Indigenous People on which Purdue University is built. We honor and appreciate the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Lenape (Delaware), Myaamia (Miami), and Shawnee People who are the ancestral inhabitants and caretakers of this land.

    Have a wonderful day and week. Stay safe and well.

    Take care, 

    Twanna Hodge, MLIS (she, her, hers)
    PhD Student | Information Studies
    University of Maryland, College Park
    2013 Spectrum Scholar  
    2022 Spectrum Doctoral Fellow