Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs Association of Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries
Mark A. Puente is the Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), a position he has held since 2009. Mark directs all aspects of the Association’s diversity recruitment and leadership development programs, and serves as the ARL staff liaison to the ARL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Mark designs and directs the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, the Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP), the annual Mosaic Program Leadership Forum, and numerous other professional development events. He also leads the planning of the National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) and Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.