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Participants in 2014-2015 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Announced

The fellows and mentors selected for the 2014-2015 class of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) have been announced. The program has matched fellows and mentors in a one-year leadership development program annually since 2002.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. Selection is recognition of a substantial record of leadership accomplishment and potential. 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. They communicate throughout the year and visit the libraries of their mentors.

Information about the program is available at:

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2014-2015

Elizabeth (Beth) Hill, PhD, MLS, AHIP
Dean, Academic Support Services
South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA

Mentor: Joanne M. Muellenbach, MA, D-AHIP
Director, Medical Library
The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA

Rikke Ogawa, MLIS, AHIP
Team Leader, Research, Instruction & Collection Services
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, Los Angeles, CA

Mentor: Jane Blumenthal, MSLS, AHIP
Associate University Librarian and Director, Taubman Medical Library
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Kelly Thormodson, MLIS
Assistant Director, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences
The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND

Mentor: Kerry A. O’Rourke, MLS, AHIP
Library Director, Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences
Rutgers-RWJ Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Megan von Isenburg, MSLS, AHIP
Associate Director for Research and Education, Liaison to Global Health and Graduate Medical Education,
Duke University Medical Center Library, Durham, NC

Mentor: Marianne D. Burke, MA, AHIP
Director, Dana Medical Library
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Hongjie Wang, MLS, MA
Interim Library Director
UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT

Mentor: Jett McCann
Director, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Senior Associate Dean for Knowledge Management
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Matthew Wilcox, MA, MS
Associate Director, Edward and Barbara Netter Library
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Mentor: Leslie C. Schick, MSLS
Associate Dean, Library Services and Director, Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

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