Announcing the Fellows and Mentors of the 2016-2017 Leadership Fellows Program.

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Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries
. A symposium co-sponsored by AAHSL. Program Presentations


The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) supports academic health sciences libraries and
directors in advancing the patient care, research, education, and community service missions of academic health
centers through visionary executive leadership and expertise in health information, scholarly communication, and knowledge management.

AAHSL promotes the success of its members through relevant programming and services; benchmarking;
advocacy; partnerships with like-minded organizations; and the development of a community of colleagues.

Organizational Identity

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) comprises the libraries serving the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools belonging to or affiliated with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

It includes other related libraries and organizations that lead in resolving information and knowledge management problems in the health care environment. 

The organization was founded in 1977 as the Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors (AAHSLD). Beginning in 1996, the directors of medical school libraries formed the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), a new organization with a mission similar to that of AAHSLD but with a greater scope of activities. 

AAHSL is a member of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the AAMC.

Announcing the 2017 Leadership Fellows

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the National Library of Medicine are pleased to announce the members of the 2016-2017 class of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. The jointly sponsored program matches fellows and mentors in a one year leadership development program. Since the program began in 2002, 42 percent of fellow graduates have assumed director positions. 

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. The program provides a combination of in-person and virtual learning experiences for fellows and offers the opportunity to work collaboratively with the cohort of participants. Fellows are paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. Mentors work closely with their fellows throughout the year, and host their fellow’s visit to their library.

The candidate pool for fellows and demand for the program remain strong. Selection is competitive and recognition of a substantial record of leadership accomplishment and potential for a director position. The cohort includes five fellows and their mentors, who will begin their work together at the November AAHSL meeting in Seattle.

Information about the Leadership Fellow Program and the 2016-2017 Fellows and Mentors is now available!


AAHSL membership is composed of academic health sciences libraries whose medical schools hold member or associate member status in the Association of American Medical Colleges. Join AAHSL today!

Library Director Openings

The Library Director Openings page lists Library Director positions that are currently open at academic health sciences libraries. These may include positions with various titles denoting chief responsibility for the health sciences library. Contact Us if you would like a Health Sciences Library Director position available at your institution to be posted on this page.

Job Title Institution Date Posted Date Closing
Executive Director The Texas Medical Center Library 09/29/2016  N/A
Associate Dean and Fackler Director University of Florida 09/26/2016 N/A
Associate Dean for Library Services and Archives Duke University School Of Medicine  09/16/216 N/A
Library Director  SUNY Downstate Medical Center  5/9/16 N/A
Head of Health Sciences Library Stony Brook University 08/10/16 N/A
Director, Distributed eLibrary Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar 08/11/16 N/A
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