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Leaders Wanted: Is an LIS Doctoral Program Right for You?
Saturday, June 27, 2015
10:30-11:30am                    Panel Session
11:30am-1:00pm               Options Fair - 22 universities with doctoral programs represented

The ALA Office for Diversity and the University of Washington iSchool are very excited to invite you to our eighth annual information session with a focus on recruiting minority PhD students to the field of library and information science.

Leaders Wanted is:

*         a panel session with minority LIS PhD students sharing their journeys and helpful tips for the PhD application process

*         an introduction to the Spectrum Doctoral Fellows and the ALISE/ALA Social Justice Collaboratorium

*         an Options Fair where attendees can speak with faculty, doctoral students, and other representatives from a wide variety of schools from across the country (see list of 20 participating schools below); learn about LIS PhD programs and funding opportunities.

All are welcome to join us!

Detailed Schedule
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Plaza B
*         10:30am-11:30am - Panel Session "Fearless Questions and Fierce Conversations: Recruiting and Retaining LIS Doctoral Students of Color"
o   Featuring PhD Student panelists
?  Moderator: Beth Patin
?  LaVerne Gray
?  Sandy Littletree
?  Lassana Magassa
?  Robert Montoya
*         11:30-1:00  Leaders Wanted - LIS Doctoral Options Fair
o   Meet with representatives from various national iSchools with doctoral programs in LIS - Participating schools listed below


We look forward to seeing you at Leaders Wanted!

Allyson Carlyle, Associate Professor, University of Washington, iSchool ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
Cynthia Del Rosario, Diversity Programs Advisor, University of Washington, iSchool  ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)

Gwendolyn Prellwitz, Assistant Director Spectrum and Related Grants, Office for Diversity & Spectrum, ALA ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)

Schools Participating in Options Fair
University of Alabama

University of Arizona

UCLA

Dominican University

Drexel University

Florida State University

Kent State University

University of Illinois

Indiana University

University of Maryland

University of Missouri

University of North Carolina

University of North Texas

Rutgers University

San Jose State University

Simmons College

University of South Carolina

Syracuse University

University of Tennessee

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee