NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

 

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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 Boston. 

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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Apply by June 22nd for the 2019/2020 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2019/2020 fellowship. The application information has full program details, and details about past years' cohorts and program reports are available below. Submit your application by June 22nd to be considered for the 2019/2020 cohort.

Instructions for applying can be found starting on page 7 of the brochure. Potential fellows should complete the Fellows Online Information Form and upload the supporting document with the form OR submit them electronically to AAHSL by June 22, 2019 by emailing packets to [email protected]. Please note: If you are a “New User” to the AAHSL website and email lists, you will need to “Register” to access the form.

The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

Information for potential mentors is also available in the application brochure on page 11. Letters/emails of interest in becoming a mentor should be sent electronically to [email protected] by June 22, 2019.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. Fellows have the opportunity to 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 five years is the baseline for candidates to be given consideration. Applicants should have strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, regardless of type of library background or current setting.

Applications are now closed

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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 2018-2019 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 Austin, TX.

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 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2018-2019

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the National Library of Medicine are pleased to announce the members of the 2018-2019 class of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program: 

Blair Anton, MLIS, MS, AHIP
Associate Director, Informationist Services, William H. Welch Medical Library 
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 

Mentor: Melissa De Santis, MLIS, AHIP 
Director, Healthy Sciences Library
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

Amy Blevins, MALS
Associate Director for Public Services, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Mentor: Terrie R. Wheeler, AMLS
Director, Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. STarr Biomedical Information Center
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

Mellanye Lackey, MSI, AHIP
Director, UNLV Health Sciences Library
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Mentor: Chris Shaffer, MS, AHIP
University Librarian, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Information Management 
University of California, San Francisco, CA

Katherine (Katie) Prentice, MSIS, AHIP
Associate Director for User Experience & Assessment, Schusterman Library
University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK

Mentor: Ellen Nordre Sayed, MLS, MAcc, AHIP 
Director, MCW Libraries 
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

G. Randall Watts, M.Div., MS, AHIP
Associate Director/Associate Professor, Health Sciences Library 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Mentor: M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Vice President Academic Affairs, Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

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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].