Rose Bland completes national Leadership Fellows Program
Rose Bland, interim director of the Shimberg Health Sciences Library, recently graduated from a national selective leadership program sponsored by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
Called the Leadership Fellows Program, Bland was one of only five librarians chosen nationally to participate in the year-long fellowship. The other four Fellows chosen for the Leadership Fellows Program represent the University of Rochester Medical Center, the University of Colorado Denver, Yale University, and the University of Florida.
Graduating fellows were recognized at a ceremony and reception held earlier this month in Washington, DC.
The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for academic health sciences library directorships. Fellows participate in a series of in-person leadership training sessions, attendance at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting, a year-long fellow/mentor relationship, webinars and discussions on issues related to library leadership, and a two-week site visit to the mentor’s home library.
Bland was nominated to the Leadership Fellows Program by John Curran, MD, professor of Pediatrics, associate vice president for Academic and Faculty Affairs at USF Health, and senior executive associate dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs for the Morsani College of Medicine.
From left, M.J. Tooey, president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, USF Health’s Rose Bland, interim director of the Shimberg Health Sciences Library, and Katherine Carpenter, professor and associate university librarian for the Health Sciences and associate dean for the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Bland’s mentor.