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Participants in Leadership Fellows Program Announced

The fellows and mentors selected for the third 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 NLM/ AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, offered in cooperation with the Association of Research Libraries Office of Leadership and Management Services, is focused on preparing emerging leaders for director positions in academic health center libraries. The program provides a combination of in-person and virtual learning opportunities for fellows. It encourages developing professional relationships with a mentor and with the cohort of participants. Fellows are paired with mentors who are academic health center library directors and will visit the libraries of their mentors.

Information about the program is available at


2004-2005 NLM/ AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Participants

Susan Gerding Bader
Director, Learning Resource Center, Baylor University School of Nursing
Mentor: Jean Sayre
Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa
Judy Burnham
Assistant Director for Administrative and Regional Services
Biomedical Library, University of South Alabama
Mentor: Brett Kirkpatrick
Associate Vice President for Academic Resources and Director of Libraries
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Beth Layton
Deputy Director
Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida
Mentor: William Garrity
Director of Biomedical Libraries
Dartmouth College/Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dawn M. Littleton
Head, Public Services
Mayo Clinic Libraries
Mentor: Rick Forsman
Director, Denison Memorial Library
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Jett McCann
Assistant Director/Resources Management Services
Libraries and Learning Resource Center
Medical University of South Carolina
Mentor: Patricia Thibodeau
Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
Duke University Medical Center