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NLM and AAHSL Announce 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows and Mentors

September 14, 2022

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) are pleased to announce the members of the 2022/2023 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’s launch in 2002, over half of the program’s 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.

Find more information about the program here.

Fellows / Mentors Roster 2022/2023

Diana Delgado, AHIP, Associate Director, Information, Education and Clinical Services, Samuel J Wood Library, Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork, NY.

Mentor: Catherine Soehner, MLS, Associate Dean for Research and Director, Spencer S Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Michelle L. Harrell, Assistant Director, Public Services and Education, Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries, Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI

Mentor: Philip Walker, MLIS, MSH, Director, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Melissa Kahili-Heede, Librarian III, John A Burns Health Sciences Library, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Mentor: Kelly Thormodson, MALS, Associate Dean for Library & Information Services, Library Director, Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Holly Grossetta Nardini, MS, AHIP (D), Associate Director, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Mentor: J. Dale Prince, MA, MLS, Director of Libraries, John P. Ische Library, Louisiana State University Health – New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Elizabeth (Beth) C. Whipple, MLS, AHIP, Assistant Director for Research and Translational Sciences, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Mentor: Jennifer McKinnell, MA, MLIS, Director, Health Sciences Library, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada