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NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL are pleased to announce the opening of applications
for the 2019-2020 Leadership Fellows Program. The Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The application deadline is June 22, 2019.


Both fellows and mentors have reported how valuable the program has been to them for their own
personal growth as a leader and for shaping their career as an academic health sciences library director.
The program has also had a high success rate with 52% of fellows being hired as academic health
sciences library directors or interim directors, and many others being promoted to positions with higher
administrative responsibilities.


The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in
enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks
applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.  


Eligibility:
Fellows:  Candidates for Fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic
health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. The program welcomes applications
from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-
related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged. In its commitment to
diversity and inclusion, the program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse
backgrounds.


More information on program design, the program schedule, and the application are available here.
Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants
you know; and consider sharing your expertise as a mentor.


Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions or need more information: Patricia (Pat)
L. Thibodeau, Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program, plthibodeau@gmail.com,
919-619-6906.


AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program: https://www.aahsl.org/leadershipfellowsprogram#apply

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