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Participants in 2015-2016 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Announced

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) are pleased to announce the members of the 2015-2016 class of 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, twenty-seven 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 began their work together at the November AAHSL meeting in Baltimore.

Information about the program is available at https://aahsl.memberclicks.net/leadership-fellows-program

NLM/AAHSL LEADERSHIP FELLOWS PROGRAM 2015-2016

Rick L. Fought, MLIS, AHIP
Assoc. Professor & Head | Electronic & Collection Services | Health Sciences Library
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN
Mentor: Andrea Twiss-Brooks, MS, MSLS

Co-Director, Science Libraries Division, Head of Collection Services, The John Crerar Library, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Stephanie Kerns, MLS
Assoc. University Librarian for Information & Research Services & Assoc. Professor
Oregon Health & Science University Library, Portland, OR
Mentor: Julia F. Sollenberger, MLS, AHIP, FMLA
Assoc. VP & Director, Medical Center Libraries & Technologies, Assoc. Professor Community & Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine & Dentistry
Edward G. Miner Library, Univ. of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Stephen Kiyoi, MLIS, MS HAIL
Library Director, UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, CA
Mentor: Holly Shipp Buchanan, MLn, MBA, EdD, FMLA, AHIP
Executive Director, Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center, Professor, School of Medicine, The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

J. Dale Prince, MA, MLS, AHIP
Executive Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Mentor: Anthony Frisby, PhD
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine & Director, Center for Teaching & Learning & the Scott Memorial Library, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Stephanie J. Schulte, MLIS
Assoc. Professor & Head, Research & Education Services
Health Sciences Library, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Mentor: Patricia Thibodeau, MLS, MBA, AHIP, FMLA
Assoc. Dean for Library Services & Archives, Duke Univ. Medical Center, Durham, NC

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