Building the Next Generation of Leaders: The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program
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Libraries, Medical; Leadership; Library Administration; Library Associations; National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
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With half of its directors planning to retire as part of the demographic transformation of the profession, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) undertook a leadership development program to encourage and prepare its future library directors. This article describes the association's multipart program in which each component can stand alone or as a sequence in preparation for a director position. It examines in detail one of the components, a successful mentoring program developed with support from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. The authors describe the methodology and findings of a comprehensive qualitative evaluation study of the Leadership Fellows Program.
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Citation: Lipscomb, Carolyn E., Elaine R. Martin and Wayne J. Peay. 2009. Building the Next Generation of Leaders: The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. Journal of Library Administration. 49(8):847-867.
Lipscomb, Carolyn E.; Martin, Elaine Russo; and Peay, Wayne J., "Building the Next Generation of Leaders: The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program" (2009). University of Massachusetts Medical School. Library Publications and Presentations. Paper 107.