NLM/AAHSL Co-sponsor Leadership Fellows Program for Future Academic Health Sciences Library Directors
The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. NLM is the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health.
Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. They will be paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. In addition to the individual relationship with their mentors, fellows benefit from working collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. Experienced program faculty and mentors will provide content and facilitation for the cohort. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.
The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is currently accepting applications and nominations for the August 1, 2011, deadline for potential fellows for the 2011-2012 experience. Candidates for fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as a minimum of five years of department head level or higher responsibility, or equivalent experience, in an academic health sciences library, hospital library, or other library-related setting. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged. For more information, please visit the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2011-12 Brochure and Application.