Register now for the 2015 Educational Workshop at the AAHSL AAMC 2015 taking place Nov 5-8 in Baltimore, MD.

Congratulations to the 2015 AAHSL Leadership Scholarship awardees!

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

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program: Class of 2015-2016.

Congratulations to the members of the 2015 Future Leadership Fellows class, who completed their program on September 30. 

The New Directors Symposium is full and will no longer accept applications.

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

The Future Leadership Committee is pleased to announce the members of the 2015-2016 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program class, the fourteenth 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.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. It is jointly funded by NLM and AAHSL. Since the program began in 2002, twenty-seven fellow graduates have assumed director positions. The list of current fellows and mentors appears below.

Congratulations to the members of the 2015 Future Leadership Fellows class, who completed their program on September 30. 


NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2015-2016


Rick L. Fought, MLIS, AHIP

Assoc. Professor & Head, Electronic &Collection Services, Health Sciences Library
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN

Mentor: Andrea Twiss-Brooks, MS, MSLS
Co-Director, Science Libraries Division, Head of Collection Services,
The John Crerar Library, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Stephanie Kerns, MLS

Assoc. University Librarian for Information & Research Services & Assoc. Professor
Oregon Health & Science University Library, Portland, OR  

Mentor: Julia F. Sollenberger, MLS, AHIP, FMLA
Assoc. VP & Director, Medical Center Libraries & Technologies, Assoc. Professor Community & Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine & Dentistry
Edward G. Miner Library, Univ. of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY


Stephen Kiyoi, MLIS, MS HAIL

Library Director, UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, CA

Mentor: Holly Shipp Buchanan, MLn, MBA, EdD, FMLA, AHIP
Executive Director, Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center, Professor, School of Medicine,
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM


J. Dale Prince, MA, MLS, AHIP

Executive Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Mentor:  Anthony Frisby, PhD
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine & Director, Center for Teaching & Learning & the Scott Memorial Library,
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


Stephanie J. Schulte, MLIS
Assoc. Professor & Head, Research & Education Services
Health Sciences Library, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Mentor: Patricia Thibodeau, MLS, MBA, AHIP, FMLA
Assoc. Dean for Library Services & Archives, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellow Graduates



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,

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