NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Accepting Applications
Reminder–NLM and AAHSL are still accepting applications for the Leadership Fellows Program. The Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. Fellows from the last seven completed classes have responded to a survey on the impact of the program on their professional development and careers. In addition, Nancy LaPelle, Ph.D., is interviewing 13 fellows who hold director appointments about the effectiveness of the curriculum as preparation. Among preliminary results, a large majority of fellows answered that the program enhanced their career goals and made them aware of additional learning needs, and what they learned was immediately relevant to their work responsibilities. Ninety-one percent rated the impact on their own professional development to be substantial or extremely positive.
The deadline for applications for the 2013-2014 cohort is August 1, 2013. The program brochure, (http://www.aahsl.org/assets/documents/2013/2013-2014_nlm_aahsl_lfp.pdf), contains additional information. /ch