NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 

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NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. Fellows develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. They are paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors, NLM and AAHSL, will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is designed for librarians with prior management experience. In most cases, a minimum of three to five years of experience is the baseline for candidates to be given consideration. Applicants should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, regardless of the type of library background or current setting. In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds

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NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2023-2024

Naomi Bishop, MLS, AHIP
Associate Health Sciences Librarian, University of Arizona Health Sciences Library
Phoenix Biomedical Campus; Phoenix, AZ

Mentor: Gabriel R Rios, MLIS
Director, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

Rachel Helbing, EdD, MLIS, MS, AHIP
Head of Health Sciences Libraries
University of Houston; Houston, TX

Mentor: John Gallagher, MLS
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University; New Haven, CT 

Maud Mundava, MLS, MBA, AHIP
Campus Library Head, Assistant University Library Director
A.T. Still Health Sciences University; Kirksville, MO

Mentor: Heidi Heilemann, MLS, MLA, AHIP
Associate Dean for Knowledge Management, Director, Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center
Stanford University; Stanford, CA 

Debra A Werner, MLIS
Director of Library Research in Medical Education, John Crerar Library
University of Chicago; Chicago, IL

Mentor: Catherine Soehner, MLS, BSN, AHIP
Associate Dean for Research and Director, Spencer S Eccles Health Sciences Library, Director, Region 4 & Training Office, Network of the National Library of Medicine
University of Utah; Salt Lake City, UT

Gloria Willson, MLIS, MPH
Director, Education & Research Services, Gustave L and Janet W Levy Library
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System; New York, NY

Mentor: Daniel E Burgard
University Librarian and Vice Provost for Scholarly Information Management,
Director of NNLM Region 3, Gibson D Lewis Library
University of North Texas Health Sciences Center; Fort Worth, TX

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Fellow Graduates

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For more information about the program, please contact Judy Cohn, Program Director, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, [email protected].