2018 Library Senior Fellows at UCLA Named

Seventeen top managers of academic libraries have been selected to be Library Senior Fellows at UCLA in 2018. This international cohort will come to UCLA in August for a three-week residential program featuring lectures, guest speakers, case studies and field trips.

Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the new director of the Library Senior Fellows program at UCLA, is pleased to announce the cohort’s members:

  • Consuella Askew; Director, John Cotton Dana Library; Rutgers University
  • Nathalie Cooke; Associate Dean, McGill University Library
  • Karen Diaz; Interim Dean of Libraries; West Virginia University
  • Melinda Reagor Flannery; Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services; Rice University
  • Tracy Gabridge; Deputy Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
  • Alan Grosenheider; Acting University Librarian; UC Santa Barbara
  • Athena Jackson; Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and Head, Eberly Family Special Collections Library; Penn State University
  • Lee Keene; Head of Instructional and Research Services; Whitman College Library
  • Melissa Levine; Lead Copyright Officer, University of Michigan Library
  • Monica McCormick; Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research; University of Delaware
  • Rosalyn Metz; Director, Library Technology and Digital Strategies; Emory University
  • Trisha Mileham; Director of Library Research Services; Valparaiso University
  • Rebecca Richardson; Assistant Dean for Collections and Access; Purdue University Libraries
  • Timothy Shearer; Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Information Technology; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jonathan Smith; Director, Library Technology; Sonoma State University
  • Catherine Soehner; Associate Dean for Research and User Services; University of Utah Library
  • Ruth Wallach; Associate Dean for Public Services; University of Southern California Libraries

“I’m delighted to welcome this distinguished group of accomplished library managers to the Senior Fellows program,” said Schottlaender, himself a member of the 1995 cohort. “Through the competitive selection process, these individuals have demonstrated that they are part of the next generation of library leaders in the academic world.”

Library Senior Fellows at UCLA combines management perspectives, strategic thinking and practical and theoretical approaches to the issues confronting academic institutions and their libraries. Of some 250 alumni, nearly half have gone on to positions as library directors. The program is a collaborative effort of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS), the UCLA Library and Ithaka S+R.

More information on the Senior Fellows program is available online.