University of California, Los Angeles: UCLA Library to host 20 top academic librarians for professional development program

UCLA Library will welcome 20 top academic library managers to campus this summer for its biennial senior fellows program.

The residential program, which will be held this year July 11 to 29, combines management perspectives and tools for strategic thinking with practical and theoretical approaches to the issues confronting academic libraries, preparing fellows to pursue advanced leadership roles in the field.

Of the more than 250 fellows who have attended the program since its inception in 1982, about 100 have gone on to become library directors, including about 60 at Association of Research Libraries institutions.

“As has been true throughout the program’s history, the selection process for the incoming cohort of senior fellows was intensely competitive,” said Brian Schottlaender, the program’s director, who was a member of the 1995 cohort. “I am eager to welcome our new cohort to campus for a series of lectures, panels, workshops and field trips, and I look forward to the lively debate, discussion and new friendships that will follow.”

The program is the longest-running leadership development program in the library profession. The majority of this year’s participants were selected for the 2020 session, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2022 senior fellows are:

Kelly Broughton, assistant dean for research and education services, university libraries, Ohio University
Kimberley Bugg, associate library director, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Daniel Dollar, associate university librarian for scholarly resources, Yale University Library
María Estorino, interim vice provost for university libraries and university librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries
Jennie Gerke, associate dean of university libraries, University of Colorado, Boulder
Emily Gore, associate dean of libraries, University of Georgia
Harriett Green, associate university librarian for digital scholarship and technology services, Washington University in St. Louis
Elizabeth Gushee, associate dean, digital strategies, University of Miami Libraries
Jonathan ­­Harwell, associate director of collection and resource services, Georgia College & State University
Amy Hoseth, associate dean, user services and assessment, Colorado State University Libraries
Regina Koury, director, Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University–Camden
Rebecca Lubas, dean of libraries, Central Washington University
Marla Peppers, associate dean, university library, Cal State Los Angeles
Brian Rossmann, associate dean, Montana State University Library
Joan Ruelle, dean, Carol Grotnes Belk Library, Elon University
Anne Seymour, director, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University
Zheng “John” Wang, dean, Meriam Library, Cal State Chico
Berenika Webster, director of assessment and quality assurance, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Suzanne Wones, associate university librarian for digital strategies and innovation, Harvard Library, Harvard University
BethAnn Zambella, director of libraries, Denison University