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Participants in 2012-2013 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Announced

The fellows and mentors selected for the 2012-2013 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. This will be the eleventh year of the program.

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 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 cohort 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


Donna R. Berryman
Assistant Director, Education and Information Services
Medical Center Libraries and Technologies
University of Rochester Medical Center

Mentor: Paul A. Schoening
Associate Dean for Academic Information Management
Director, Bernard Becker Medical Library
Washington University School of Medicine

Rose L. Bland
Interim Director
Shimberg Health Sciences Library
University of South Florida

Mentor: Kathryn H. Carpenter
Assistant University Librarian for the Health Sciences and Professor
Director, Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine 
University of Illinois at Chicago

Melissa De Santis
Deputy Director
Health Sciences Library
University of Colorado Denver

Mentor: Neil Rambo
New York University Health Sciences Libraries and Knowledge Informatics

John Gallagher
Associate Director
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Yale University

Mentor: Gretchen N. Arnold
Library Director and Associate Dean
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
University of Virginia

Michele R. Tennant
Assistant Director and Head, Biomedical and Health Information Services
Health Science Center Libraries
Bioinformatics Librarian, Genetics Institute
University of Florida

Mentor: Heidi Heilemann
Associate Dean for Knowledge Management
Director, Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center
Stanford University

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