Alongside RLUK and Libraries Connected, CILIP, SCURL and WHELF, SCONUL is supporting a project to scope the creation of a cross-sector Emerging Leaders’ programme for colleagues from ethnically diverse communities from across the library sector. The project is being funded by the Arts Councils and the participating partners.
The study will look at whether the Leading Libraries programme, recently delivered by Libraries Connected, the University of Birmingham Leadership Institute, and CILIP, and supported by Arts Council England, provides an appropriate blueprint for a cross-sector programme, and whether any adaptations would be required.
The tender is available here: https://www.rluk.ac.uk/emerging-leaders-itt/#ELITT. Please do pass this on to any parties which might be interested in delivering this project.
This work is one of a broad set of initiatives being developed across the library community. SCONUL has been working on a series of initiatives, details of which are available here: https://www.sconul.ac.uk/page/sconuls-commitment-to-fostering-diversity. SCONUL is supporting a leadership development programme with Advance HE, Leading Change of Race, and is currently collecting statistics on ethnic diversity as part of our annual benchmarking statistics. SCONUL also supports a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff Forum which meets twice a year.