Anaya, Graybill earn ARL career development fellowships

Toni Anaya (left); Jolie Graybill
Toni Anaya (left); Jolie Graybill

UNL Libraries faculty Toni Anaya and Jolie Graybill have been awarded fellowships to participate in the 2013-2014 Leadership and Career Development Program by the Association of Research Libraries Committee on Diversity and Leadership.

Anaya, who is associate professor, multicultural studies librarian and instruction coordinator; and Graybill, who is assistant professor, image and multimedia collections coordinator; will join 19 colleagues from other ARL Libraries in the 18-month fellowship program that prepares mid-career librarians from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups to take on increasingly demanding leadership roles in research and academic libraries.

The LCDP addresses the need for research libraries to develop a more diverse professional workforce that contributes to library success by serving the research, teaching, and learning needs of increasingly diverse learning communities. The LCDP was established in 1997 and is the Association’s longest-standing leadership development program.

Nancy Baker, University Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries and Chair of the ARL Committee on Diversity and Leadership served on the LCDP selection committee.

“The ARL LCDP has a solid history of developing new, impressive leaders for our profession," Baker said. "I am delighted to see another group of talented applicants in this current pool.”

More information about the program can be found on the ARL LCDP website (

The Association of Research Libraries is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the U.S. and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve.

ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations.

- Joanie Barnes, Libraries