Save the date for the AAHSL AAMC 2015 taking place Nov 5-8 in Baltimore, MD.

Congratulations to the 2015 AAHSL Leadership Scholarship awardees!

Applications now being accepted for the 2015-2016 New Directors Symposium.

AAHSL is pleased to present a new feature: The Library Director Openings page!

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

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2015-2016 Call for Applications 

The deadline for sending applications for the 2015-2016 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program has now passed. Thank you to all who submitted an application. 

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, which focuses on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries, is
accepting applications through July 20, 2015.

Fellows will have the opportunity to experience another library environment and to work closely with a mentor and collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. The multi-faceted program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community. Candidates with a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries and with leadership experience in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings are encouraged to apply.

Sixty-seven fellows and fifty-seven different mentors have participated in the program since its beginning. To date, twenty-seven of sixty-one graduate fellows have received director appointments. Overall, 75% of fellow graduates have been promoted to director or other positions of higher responsibility.

Download the program brochure, which includes information on program design, schedule, and application process. For more information about the program, please contact Carol Jenkins, Program Director, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee,


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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