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.
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