Fellows News

August 25, 2021

On October 1, 2021, Michael Meth ('14)--who currently serves as Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services at Florida State University Libraries--will take up his new responsibilities as Dean of the Library at San Jose State University. Congratulations, Mike!


August 20, 2021

On August 16, 2021, Monica McCormick ('18)--previously Associate University Librarian for Publishing, Preservation, Research, and Digital Access at the University of Delaware--took up her new responsibilities as Dean of the Library and Academic Information Services at Barnard College in New York City. Congratulations, Monica!


June 25, 2021

On June 22, 2021, the Library of Congress announced the appointment of its new Copyright Public Modernization Committee. Amongst other luminaries, the Committee includes the Director of the University of Michigan's Copyright Office, Melissa Levine ('18). Congratulations, Melissa!


June 24, 2021

With apologies for having to play a little catch-up, I am very pleased to announce that:

In July 2020, Dr. Scott Walter ('16) took up his new responsibilities as Dean of Libraries at San Diego State University. Congratulations, Scott!

On February 15, 2021, Athena Jackson ('18) took up her new responsibilities as Dean of Libraries and the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair at the University of Houston. Congratulations, Athena!

In May 2021, Dr. Consuella Askew ('18) took up her new responsibilities as Interim Vice President of University Libraries and University Librarian at Rutgers University. Congratulations, Consuella!


July 14, 2020

On July 1st, Jennifer Nutefall ('12) took up her new responsibilities as Dean of Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Congratulations, Jennifer!

In doing so, she succeeds another member of the same UCLA Library Senior Fellows cohort, Helen Reed ('12). Congratulations to Helen as well, upon a retirement richly deserved.


May 7, 2020

Beth McNeil ('05) is interviewed in the May 4, 2020, issue of LJ/Library Journal: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=purdue-dean-libraries-beth-mcneil-how-reopening-campus-might-look-covid-19


February 7, 2020

20 top managers named to UCLA Library Senior Fellows program

Academic librarians from across the U.S. will participate in 3-week session in July

Twenty top managers of academic libraries from across the nation have been selected for the 2020 UCLA Library Senior Fellows program. More than 250 fellows have attended the biennial program since it was established in 1982, and about 100 of its alumni have gone on to become library directors, including about 60 at Association of Research Libraries institutions.

“UCLA’s senior fellows program consistently produces the next generation of library leaders in the academic world,” said Brian Schottlaender, program director and a member of the 1995 cohort. “It’s the combination of management perspectives, strategic thinking, and practical and theoretical approaches to the issues confronting academic libraries that prepares our fellows to go on to distinguished careers in the field.”

Considered the longest-running leadership development program in the library profession, the UCLA Library Senior Fellows program is administratively hosted and generously supported by the UCLA Library.

The 2020 cohort will arrive on the UCLA campus July 13 for a three-week residential program featuring lectures, panels, workshops and field trips. Its members include:

Kelly Broughton
Assistant Dean for Research and Education Services
University Libraries, Ohio University

Shawn Calhoun
Associate Dean for Public Services
Gleeson Library/Geschke Center, University of San Francisco

Daniel Dollar
Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources
Yale University Library

Jennie Gerke
Associate Dean of University Libraries
University of Colorado, Boulder

Harriett Green
Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services
Washington University, St. Louis

Elizabeth Gushee
Associate Dean, Digital Strategies
University of Miami Libraries

Carolyn Hart
Assistant Director, Planning, Assessment and Communications
Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Jonathan ­­Harwell
Head of Collections and Systems
Olin Library, Rollins College

Amy Hoseth
Assistant Dean, Resource Delivery Services
Colorado State University Libraries

Regina Koury
Director of Paul Robeson Library
Rutgers University–Camden

Rebecca Lubas
Dean of Libraries
Central Washington University

Marla Peppers
Associate Dean, University Library
California State University, Los Angeles

Brian Rennick
Interim University Librarian
Brigham Young University

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
Associate University Librarian–Digital Access, Resources, and Information Technology
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

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


October 25, 2019

Catherine B. Soehner ('18), currently Associate Dean for Research and User Services at the University of Utah, has been appointed Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah. She will retain her responsibilities as Associate Dean for Research.


October 16, 2019

Athena Jackson ('18), formerly Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and Head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State University, will take up new responsibilities as Director of Library Special Collections at UCLA on October 21, 2019.