Harvard University Library Notes / January 2007 / No. 1335
Daryl Boone Selected as a Harvard Residential Administrative Fellow for 2006–2007
Daryl Boone, head of the English Division in HCL Technical Services, has been selected for the 2006–2007 Harvard Administrative Fellowship Program (AFP). Now in its 17th year, the Administrative Fellowship Program works to attract candidates to administrative careers in higher education, especially candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority groups and those committed to addressing their underrepresentation in university administration.
Boone enters the fellowship with more than 20 years of experience at the College Library—she began in HCL as a cataloger of German-language materials in 1985 and progressed through several positions prior to her current position, a title she's held since 2000. One of eight fellows selected this year, she became interested in the program when she learned of Claudia Hill—a 2005–2006 fellow who came to Harvard from Columbia University and worked at HCL as a fellow in AFP—and from speaking to Steve Marley, director of human resource services, over the summer.
As a member of both the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and the Massachusetts Black Librarians Network, Boone believes that aggressive recruitment and mentorship are required to achieve increased diversity within the field of library science. "At this point in my career," she says, "I am very interested in broadening both my management and leadership skills in order to mentor and coach other library students and young professionals of color."
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