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Participants in Leadership Fellows Program Announced

The fellows and mentors selected for the 2009-2010 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 is focused on preparing emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. Selection as a fellow is recognition of a substantial record of accomplishment and demonstrable potential. The program provides a combination of in-person and virtual learning experiences for fellows and offers the opportunity to work collaboratively with the class of participants. Fellows are paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors and will visit the libraries of their mentors.

Information about the program is available at

2009-2010 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

Heidi M. Nickisch Duggan
Associate Director
Galter Health Sciences Library
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Mentor: Dorothy A. Spencer
Associate Vice Chancellor,
Communications and Information Resources
Director, Laupus Library
Division of Health Sciences
East Carolina University

Irma Quiñones
Interim Library Director
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus

Mentor: Judith S. Cohn
Associate Vice President for Scholarly Information
University Librarian
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - University Libraries

Bart Ragon
Associate Director for Library Technology Services and Development
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
University of Virginia

Mentor: Elaine Russo Martin
Director of Library Services and Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
New England Region
Lamar Soutter Library
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Debra C. Rand
Director, Health Sciences Library
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

Mentor: Laurie L. Thompson
Assistant Vice President for Library Services
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Keir Reavie
Head, Biological/Agricultural Sciences and
Map Services Department
Shields Library
University of California, Davis

Mentor: Eric D. Albright
Library Director
Hirsh Health Sciences Library
Tufts University