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NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program: Class of 2014-2015

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program:
Announcing the Class of 2014-2015

The Future Leadership Committee is pleased to announce the members of the 2014-2015 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program class, the thirteenth year of the program. 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. Once again the cohort will include six fellows and their mentors.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program to prepare emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries is jointly funded by NLM and AAHSL. Since the program began in 2002, twenty-seven fellow graduates have assumed director positions. 

Members of the 2014-2015 Leadership Fellow Program Class

Elizabeth (Beth) Hill, PhD, MLS, AHIP

Dean, Academic Support Services
South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA.

Mentor: Joanne M. Muellenbach, MA, D-AHIP
Director, Medical Library
The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA

Rikke Ogawa, MLIS, AHIP
Team Leader, Research, Instruction & Collection Services
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, Los Angeles, CA

Mentor: Jane Blumenthal, MSLS, AHIP
Associate University Librarian and Director, Taubman Medical Library
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Kelly Thormodson, MLIS
Assistant Director, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences
The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND

Mentor: Kerry A. O’Rourke, MLS, AHIP
Library Director, Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences
Rutgers-RWJ Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Megan von Isenburg, MSLS, AHIP

Associate Director for Research and Education, Liaison to Global Health and Graduate Medical Education
Duke University Medical Center Library, Durham, NC

Mentor: Marianne D. Burke, MA, AHIP
Director, Dana Medical Library
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


Hongjie Wang, MLS, MA

Interim Library Director
UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT

Mentor: Jett McCann
Director, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Senior Assoc. Dean for Knowledge Management
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC


Matthew Wilcox, MA, MS
Associate Director, Edward and Barbara Netter Library
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Mentor: Leslie C. Schick, MSLS
Assoc. Dean, Library Services and Director, Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


Fellow Graduates



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