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Neville Prendergast selected 2007-2008 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellow


Neville Prendergast, Becker Library's Associate Director, Health Information Resources, has been selected as one of the five members of the 2007-2008 class of the National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. Now in its sixth year, the program is jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.

Selection as a fellow is recognition of a substantial record of accomplishment and demonstrable potential for a director position. Fellows are paired with mentors who are academic health center library directors. The one-year Program design is multi-faceted and includes in-person events, attendance at an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting, an ongoing Fellow/Mentor relationship, Web-based activities and discussion on issues related to library leadership, and a two-week Site Visit to the mentor's home library. Neville's mentor will be Carol G. Jenkins, the director of the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Neville Prendergast joined the management staff of the Becker Medical Library at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, in April 2001. As the Associate Director of the Health Information Resources division he oversees reference and information services, including library education programs for integration with the medical school curriculum. The position also oversees library outreach to the medical school community and two satellite libraries in the hospital system. Neville orchestrated the implementation of the Library Liaison Program in 2005; most recently he served as chair of the library's Strategic Planning Committee.

The other members of the 2007-2008 class of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program are:

  • Colleen Cuddy
    Associate Curator/Assistant Director for Library Systems
    Ehrman Medical Library
    New York University School of Medicine
    • Mentor: Judith Robinson
      Assistant Dean for Library and Learning Resources
      Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library
      Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Jonquil D'Souza Feldman
    Associate Director for Public Services
    Library and Center for Knowledge Management
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • Mentor: J. Michael Homan
      Director of Libraries
      Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Heidi Heilemann
    Acting Director and Associate Director, Research & Instruction
    Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center
    Stanford University Medical Center
    • Mentor: Nancy K. Roderer
      Director, Welch Medical Library
      Associate Professor and Director, Division of Health Sciences Informatics
      Johns Hopkins University
  • Mary Piorun
    Associate Director for Technology Initiatives and Resource Management
    Lama Soutter Library
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    • Mentor: Patricia Thibodeau
      Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
      Duke University Medical Center

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