The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows program facilitates the development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and archives. The Association has selected 30 individuals to participate in the 2018–2019 cohort of this executive leadership program.
In response to a continued need to develop future leaders of ARL member institutions, the ARL Leadership Fellows program is designed to build on self-assessment and reflection and to explore a personal/professional area of interest in the context of a group setting. During the course of the program, each fellow will construct a learning plan; engage in a customized, immersive experience to shadow a library director; participate in three weeklong institutes hosted by sponsoring ARL institutions; participate in online synchronous sessions; and attend semiannual Association Meetings.
This seventh offering of the program is being designed by Association staff in collaboration with the Leadership Fellows Advisory Group and the directors of the three sponsor libraries: University of Florida, The George Washington University, and The University of Iowa. This iteration of the program begins in February 2018 and runs through May 2019.
The 2018–2019 Leadership Fellows applicant pool was highly competitive. The new fellows represent a broad array of backgrounds, experiences, and institutions. The 2018–2019 fellows are:
- Laurie Alexander, Associate University Librarian for Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
- Dale Askey, Associate University Librarian, McMaster University
- Heather Berringer, Chief Librarian, Okanagan Campus, University of British Columbia
- Jessica Clemons, Associate University Librarian for Research, Education, and Outreach, University at Buffalo, SUNY
- K. Matthew Dames, Associate University Librarian, Georgetown University
- William Gillis, Director of Research Services, The George Washington University
- Christina Gola, Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning, University of Houston
- Geoffrey Harder, Associate University Librarian, University of Alberta
- Jill James, Associate Director for Information Products, National Agricultural Library
- Holly Jeffcoat, Interim Vice Provost for Libraries, University of Connecticut
- Michelle Light, Director, Special Collections, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Elisabeth Long, Associate University Librarian for IT and Digital Scholarship, The University of Chicago
- Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Learning and Outreach, Virginia Tech
- Sian Meikle, Director, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto
- Elizabeth Mengel, Associate Director Collections and Academic Services, Johns Hopkins University
- Valrie Minson, Chair, Marston Science Library, University of Florida
- Caroline Muglia, Co-Associate Dean for Collections, University of Southern California
- Maud Mundava, Library Director, Cleveland State Community College
- Carmelita Pickett, Associate University Librarian, The University of Iowa
- Jeannette Pierce, Associate University Librarian for Research, Access, and Instructional Services, University of Missouri
- Greg Prickman, Head, Special Collections, The University of Iowa
- Brian Quigley, Head, Engineering and Physical Sciences Library Division, University of California, Berkeley
- Leslie Reynolds, Interim Dean of Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder
- Jenn Riley, Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, McGill University
- Hilary Seo, Associate Dean, Curation Services, Iowa State University
- Jon Shaw, Associate University Librarian for User Services and Resource Management, University of Pennsylvania
- Julie Silverman, Associate Director, Collections and Access Services, The George Washington University
- Michele Tennant, Associate Director, Biomedical and Health Information Services, University of Florida
- Jennifer Vinopal, Associate Director for Information Technology for University Libraries, The Ohio State University
- Evviva Weinraub, Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies, Northwestern University
For more information, visit the ARL Leadership Fellows program webpages.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.