Melissa Rethlefsen selected as an NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellow

Shirley Zhao

Shirley Zhao
Shirley Zhao is currently an Assistant Librarian (Clinical) at the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. She consults and teaches workshops and courses on information/data literacy, data management, and reproducible research practices. She supports evidence retrieval and synthesis, including literature searching, reference management, and protocol development. Shirley also consults on issues in scholarly communication, publishing, and research software/tools. Her interests include data science; reproducibility; open science; research impact; and science communication.

melissa-rethlefsen3Melissa Rethlefsen, Deputy Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, has been selected as a fellow in the 2015-2016 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.  The Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries through a year-long mentoring relationship with a director of another library and a curriculum focused on developing leadership knowledge critical to enhancing the value of libraries in their institutions. In this highly competitive program, Melissa will be one of five fellows and five mentors from academic health sciences libraries across the U.S. who will begin their work together in November.  Since the program began in 2002, 42% of all fellow graduates have assumed director positions.  Jean Shipman served as a mentor in this program for the 2011-2012 cohort.

More information about the program is available at https://aahsl.memberclicks.net/leadership-fellows-program.