Association of Academic Health Science Libraries

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program - Apply Today!

The Leadership Fellows Program seeks candidates who are emerging leaders in health sciences libraries and who are passionate about the importance of leadership skills and knowledge to the future of academic health sciences libraries.  Leadership fellows join a small cohort of like-minded colleagues and become part of a network of fellows and mentors who have gone through the program over prior years.  Fellows are 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 blends online learning and in-person activities to create a strong learning community. 

Applications are open! Apply by June 15
EXTENDED TO June 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM PT.

Eligibility:

Fellows:  The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is designed for librarians with prior management experience. In most cases, the baseline for candidates to be considered for selection is a minimum of three to five years of experience that demonstrates a career track in administrative positions or progressive leadership responsibilities.  Candidates for Fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries. The program welcomes applications from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings.


About AAHSL

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) supports academic health sciences libraries and directors in advancing the patient care, research, education, and community service missions of academic health centers through visionary executive leadership and expertise in health information, scholarly communication, and knowledge management.

AAHSL promotes the success of its members through relevant programming and services; benchmarking; advocacy; partnerships with like-minded organizations; and the development of a community of colleagues.

Organizational Identity

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) comprises of the libraries serving the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools belonging to or affiliated with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

It includes other related libraries and organizations that lead in resolving information and knowledge management problems in the health care environment. 

The organization was founded in 1977 as the Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors (AAHSLD). Beginning in 1996, the directors of medical school libraries formed the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), a new organization with a mission similar to that of AAHSLD but with a greater scope of activities. 

AAHSL is a member of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the AAMC.