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Association of Research Libraries selects Dennis Clark as leadership fellow

January 6, 2016

VCU Libraries' Dennis Clark is among the 28 librarians selected by the Association of Research Libraries to participate in the 2016–2017 Leadership Fellows program. Clark is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning.

This executive leadership program facilitates the development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and archives. In response to a continued need to develop future leaders of ARL member institutions, this program is designed to build on self-assessment and reflection and to explore a personal/professional area of interest in the context of a group setting. During the course of the program, each fellow will construct a learning plan; engage in a customized, immersive experience to shadow a library director; participate in three weeklong institutes hosted by sponsoring ARL institutions; participate in online synchronous sessions; and attend semiannual Association Meetings.

This sixth offering of the program is being designed by Association staff in collaboration with the Leadership Fellows Advisory Group and the directors of the three sponsor libraries: University of Alberta, Colorado State University, and Duke University. The program begins in January 2016 and runs through April 2017.

The 2016–2017 Leadership Fellows applicant pool was highly competitive. The new fellows represent a broad array of backgrounds, experiences and institutions. The 2016–2017 fellows are:

  • Kenneth Burhanna, Assistant Dean for Engagement and Outreach and Provost’s Fellow, Kent State University
  • Talia Chung, Interim Director, Health Sciences Library, University of Ottawa
  • Dennis Clark, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.J. D’Elia, Head, Learning and Curriculum Support, University of Guelph
  • Erin Ellis, Assistant Dean, Research and Learning Division, University of Kansas
  • Julianne Gilland, Director, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin
  • Nancy Godleski, Associate Dean for Collections, Vanderbilt University
  • Sara Harrington, Head of Arts and Archives, Ohio University
  • Cynthia Henderson, Associate Dean, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Southern California
  • JoAnn Jacoby, Associate University Librarian for User Services and Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Brian Keith, Associate Dean for Administrative Services and Faculty Affairs, University of Florida
  • Denise Koufogiannakis, Collections and Acquisitions Coordinator, University of Alberta
  • Timothy McGeary, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Services, Duke University
  • Holly Mercer, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communication, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Tom Moothart, Assistant Dean for Resource Delivery Services, Colorado State University
  • Lisa O’Hara, Acting Associate University Librarian, Services to Libraries, University of Manitoba
  • Dawn Paschal, Assistant Dean for Digital Library and ePublishing Services, Colorado State University
  • Susan Powelson, Associate University Librarian, Technology, Discovery, and Digital Services, University of Calgary
  • Leslie Reynolds, Senior Associate Dean, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Trish Rosseel, Associate University Librarian, Public Services, University of Alberta
  • Joseph Salem Jr., Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services, and Commonwealth Campus Libraries, Pennsylvania State University
  • Roger Schonfeld, Director, Library and Scholarly Communication Program, Ithaka S+R
  • Kevin Smith, Director, Copyright and Scholarly Communications, Duke University
  • Hannah Sommers, Associate University Librarian, The George Washington University
  • Claire Stewart, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, University of Minnesota
  • Scott Warren, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Syracuse University
  • Doug Way, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Research Services, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Annie Wu, Head of Metadata and Digitization Services, University of Houston

For more information, visit the ARL Leadership Fellows program

This news release was prepared by the Association of Research Libraries


About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s 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 athttp://www.arl.org/.

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