ARL Diversity Scholars at Michigan State University, May 2017 (click to enlarge)The Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries and their director, Cliff Haka, hosted the 2016–2018 class of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) diversity scholars for a site visit in mid-May. The two-day event, planned, hosted, and underwritten by the MSU Libraries, provided participants with an inside look at the operations and strategic priorities of a major research library as well as an introduction to professional roles and services in support of the campus community. This year’s program included sessions on digital scholarship; diversity, equity, and inclusion in descriptive metadata; perspectives on promotion, advancement, and tenure for librarians at various Michigan institutions; and many other topics. A highlight of the 2017 agenda was the opportunity for ARL diversity scholars to meet one-on-one with MSU Libraries departmental staff of their choosing to hear more about those functional areas of the organization. The site visit included tours of the MSU Libraries’ makerspace and special collections in addition to numerous social events and networking opportunities.