Emerging Leaders Programme

Evidence shows that there is a lack of ethnic diversity within the library workforce and this is particularly pronounced in management and leadership positions.  This poses a great challenge across all sectors of the library profession. 

In response to this, a research project has been commissioned to support the creation of a cross-sector Emerging Leaders programme for members of ethnically diverse communities within libraries.


University of Cambridge. Photo by Alice the Camera


The scoping study has been funded by Arts Council England with contributions from the commissioning partners: Research Libraries UK (RLUK; Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP); Libraries Connected; SCONUL; Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL); and Wales Higher Education Library Forum (WHELF). Questions regarding this research should be directed to ann.rossiter@sconul.ac.uk