NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 

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The Leadership Fellows Program will be on hiatus for one year due to the immediate and long-term impact of COVID-19. There will not be a 2020/2021 class. AAHSL plans to open applications for the 2021/2022 class in spring 2021. The program will complete its events for the current 2019/2020 class.

The Future Leadership Committee does not make this suggestion lightly, but given the severity and uncertainty of the current situation and the unknown duration and long-term impact COVID-19 will have on libraries, institutions, and their staffs, we believe that suspending the program for one year would be a wise move. This year-long hiatus would allow the economy and institutions to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

 

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. 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 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 begin their work together at the November AAHSL meeting in Phoenix. 

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.

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AAHSL and NLM Announce 2019 Leadership Fellows and Mentors

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the National Library of Medicine are pleased to announce the members of the 2019-2020 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, 54 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 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

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 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2019-2020

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the National Library of Medicine are pleased to announce the members of the 2019-2020 class of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program: 

Marisa L. Conte, MLIS, AHIP
Assistant Director, Research and Informatics, Taubman Health Sciences Library
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Mentor:  Kelly R. Gonzalez, MSIS, MBA
Assistant Vice President for Library Services, Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Emily Jill Glenn, MSLS
Associate Director, Education & Research Services, McGoogan Library of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 

Mentor:  Anne K. Seymour, MSIS, Director
Welch Medical Library
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, Baltimore, MD 

Emily J. Hurst, MSLS, AHIP
Deputy Director and Head of Research and Education, VCU Libraries, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Mentor:  Rose L. Bland, MA, MPA, AHIP
Director, Shimberg Health Sciences Library
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Gail M. Kouame, MLIS
Assistant Director for Research & Education Services, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library
Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Mentor:  Rick L. Fought, EdD, MLIS, AHIP
Associate Professor and Director, Health Sciences Library
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN  

Erika L. Sevetson, MS
Director of Academic Engagement for Health, Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Brown University Library, Providence, RI 

Mentor:  Debra Rand, MS, AHIP
Associate Dean for Library Services
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Corporate Director of Libraries for Northwell Health, Hempstead, NY

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Fellow Graduates

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Reports

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Evaluation

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