NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

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NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the National Library of Medicine are pleased to announce the members of the 2017-2018 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, 49 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 Boston.

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NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2017-2018

Amy Allison, MLS
Associate Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library 
Emory University, Atlanta, GA 

Mentor: Cynthia Robinson, MA, AHIP 
Associate Dean for Library and Information Services, Director, Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research & Learning Commons, Penn State Health
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Robin Champieux, MLIS
Research Engagement and Open Science Librarian
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Mentor: Janice Jaguszewski, MSLIS
Associate University Librarian and Director, Health Sciences Libraries
University of Minnesota, Bio-Medical Library, Minneapolis, MN

Deidre (Dede) Rios, MS, PhD
Director of Optometric & Clinical Library Services
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX 

Mentor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, PhD
Professor and Director of Libraries
Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Linda Van Keuren, MLS, AHIP
Senior Associate Director for Resources & Access Management, Dahlgren Memorial Library
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Mentor: Barbara Bernoff Cavanaugh 
Associate Director, STEM Libraries; and Director, Biomedical Library
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Philip Walker, MLIS, MSHI 
Interim Director, Annette & Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Mentor: Teresa L. Knott, MLS, MPA, AHIP
Associate University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, and Director, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences

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Fellow Graduates

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