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ARL Selects Leadership Fellows for 2013–2015

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ARL has selected 26 individuals to participate in the 2013–2015 ARL Leadership Fellows program—formerly the Research Library Leadership Fellows (RLLF) Program. This executive leadership program meets the increasing demands for succession planning for research libraries with a new approach to preparing the next generation of deans and directors. Library directors are seeking a cohort of well-trained and sophisticated candidates who possess the necessary experience and perspective to succeed in premier leadership positions in large, complex institutions. The ARL Leadership Fellows program provides such a cohort.

This fifth offering of the program is being designed and sponsored by six ARL member libraries: University of Guelph Library, North Carolina State University Libraries, Purdue University Libraries, University of Toronto Libraries, Vanderbilt University Library, and University of Waterloo Library. The program begins in October 2013 with an orientation at the ARL Membership Meeting. The orientation provides an introduction to an in-depth 360° assessment designed to provide feedback to experienced library managers. The 2013–15 fellows will subsequently attend a Strategic Issues Institute at Vanderbilt University in November 2013.

The 2013–15 ARL Leadership Fellows applicant pool was highly competitive. The selection committee, composed of the ARL directors sponsoring the program, chose 26 fellows representing a broad array of backgrounds and experiences and from multiple ARL and non-ARL institutions. The 2013–15 fellows are:

  • David Banush, Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management, Brown University Library
  • Annie Bélanger, Associate University Librarian, Information Resources and Academic Excellence, University of Waterloo Library
  • Janet Bishop, Coordinator for Archives and Special Collections and Associate Professor, Colorado State University Libraries
  • Cecilia Botero, Associate Dean, George A. Smathers Libraries, and Fackler Director, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida Libraries
  • Paul Bracke, Associate Dean for Assessment and Technology, Purdue University Libraries
  • Diane Butler, Director, Information Technology and Access Services, Rice University Library
  • Pascal Calarco, Associate University Librarian, Research and Digital Discovery Services, University of Waterloo Library
  • Patrick Deaton, Associate Director for Learning Spaces and Capital Management, North Carolina State University Libraries
  • Amanda Etches, Head, Discovery and Access, University of Guelph Library
  • Meredith Evans, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Library
  • Evelyn Frangakis, Aaron and Clara Greenhut Rabinowitz Assistant Director for Preservation, New York Public Library
  • Julie Hannaford, Associate Librarian for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Toronto Libraries
  • Bill Hook, Associate Dean of Libraries, Vanderbilt University Library
  • Wayne Jones, Associate University Librarian, Collections and Library Development, Carleton University Library
  • Melissa Just, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services, Rutgers University Libraries
  • Beth McNeil, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Purdue University Libraries
  • Simon Neame, Associate University Librarian, University of British Columbia Library
  • Susan Parker, Deputy University Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles, Library
  • Tim Pyatt, Huck Chair and Head, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
  • Larry Reeves, Associate Dean, Director of the Law Library, Vanderbilt University Library
  • Mark Robertson, Associate University Librarian, Information Services, York University Libraries
  • Barbara Rockenbach, Director, Humanities and History Libraries, Columbia University Libraries
  • Neil Romanosky, Assistant Director for Administration, Health Sciences Libraries, New York University
  • Meredith Taylor, Assistant Director for Organizational Development, University of Texas Libraries
  • Caitlin Tillman, Head, Collection Development, University of Toronto Libraries
  • Michael Vandenburg, Associate University Librarian, Queen’s University Library

For more information, visit the ARL Leadership Fellows program website.

Corrections: This news release originally included three errors in the list of fellows: Janet Bishop’s professional title included a typo, Pascal Calarco’s name was misspelled, and Neil Romanosky’s title was incomplete. Those mistakes have been corrected in this version as of August 2, 2013, 3:30 p.m. EDT.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its 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 http://www.arl.org/.