The College Library Director Mentoring Program Board includes:
- Sam Boss
- Robert Fleming ex officio
- Charles Getchell
- Melissa Jadlos ex officio
- Lisa Johnston ex officio
- Elizabeth Novicki
- Martha Rinn
- Joan Ruelle
- Beth Ann Zambella
Sam Boss, 2015-16 cohort, is Head of Research Services at the UConn Library. He was previously director of Libraries at Northern Vermont University in Lyndonville and Johnson, Vermont. He was previously the Outreach and Public Services Librarian at the Guangzhou Library in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. His degrees are from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (BA), SUNY Brockport (MA), and the University of Wisconsin Madison (MA-LIS).
Sam has remained involved with the CLDMP as the listserv administrator since completing the year of mentoring in 2016. Additionally, he and his mentor presented a poster on their experience at the ACRL-New England Chapter annual meeting in 2017.
Robert Fleming, ex officio, program co-director, 2007-08 cohort, served as the Executive Director of the Iwasaki Library at Emerson College in Boston, MA from 2007-2019. Prior to becoming director, he held the positions of Archivist, Head of Archives and Special Collections and Assistant Director for Access Services and Archives at Emerson. From 2003-2007, Bob also served as Curator at Emerson’s Huret and Spector Gallery, where he presented exhibitions of photographs by renowned photojournalist David Burnett, editorial cartoons and comic strips by Pulitzer Prize winner Jeff McNelly and a provocative collection of drawings and installations by performance artist Karen Finley. More recently, Bob served as co-leader of a working group that assembled Emerson’s successful application for the Carnegie Civic Engagement Classification, which was awarded in 2015.
Bob has been active in ACRL and CLS, serving as co-convener of the College Library Directors Discussion Group and a member of the CLS Executive Committee in 2009-2011. He joined the Board of Directors for the CLDMP in 2012 and he has served a faculty member for the CLDMP Seminar since 2013.
Charles Getchell, 1995-96 cohort, is College Librarian at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, since 2013, has also taught (American history) as a part-time lecturer, and is Faculty/Staff Team Advisor to Baseball. Prior to Saint Anselm, he was Library Director at Quinnipiac College/University and previously at Wake Forest University, and the University of Kansas. His degrees are from Tulane (BA), Ole Miss (MA), and the University of Texas at Austin (MLS).
Charles has held a variety of appointed and elected positions in state, regional, and national organizations. He has been paired with ten first year directors, has enjoyed several library construction opportunities, developing and teaching history courses online, and serving as a visiting team member on regional re-accreditation (NEASC) visits.
Melissa Jadlos, ex officio, program co-director, 2006-07 Cohort, is the Library Director at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. She has been involved with the program since 2011 when she joined the seminar faculty. In 2012, she began co-directing the program with Susan Barnes Whyte.
Melissa has worked in small college libraries for almost her entire career. A brief time with an ARL library convinced her that a smaller library was where she wanted to be. Melissa’s interests include leadership, mentoring, copyright, assessment, and the strategic communication of library value. She has written and presented on these issues locally and nationally. In 2012, she received a Library Journal Mover & Shaker award for her innovative transformation of the library in her first five years as director.
Lisa Johnston, ex officio, 2015-16 cohort, is Director of Library Services and Librarian for the Letters Collegium at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. Before becoming director at Eckerd College in 2015, she served as Associate Director at Sweet Briar College’s Cochran Library where she held a variety of professional positions for 26 years. The highlight of her time at SBC was serving on a design team for the historic restoration/addition to Cochran Library in 2014. In 2013, she served as Assistant Librarian on the Summer’13 voyage of Semester at Sea. Lisa began her career as a Reference Librarian I at Yale University, where she decided to pursue a career path in small liberal arts college where she could have more varied responsibilities, and work more closely with students and faculty.
Lisa serves on the Executive Board of ALAs GLBT-RT. She has been active in ALA throughout her career serving as Chair of the Stonewall Book Awards in 2011, and as a jury member for RUSA’s Outstanding Reference Books list and Sophie Brody Award. Her research interests include GLBTQ history and literature and women’s education.
Elizabeth Novicki received her MLS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007 and has been the Director of Libraries at Salem Academy & College since July of 2013. She was a member of the 2013 CLDMP cohort and a member of the first ALA Leadership Institute Program in 2013. She has served on the CLDMP Board since 2015 and currently serves as Chair.
Martha Rinn is an Associate Professor and University Librarian at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas, where she holds the Luther W. and Ruth E. Sappenfield Chair in Library Science. She has participated in the College Library Directors’ Mentor Program and the TALL Texans Leadership Institute. She received her MLIS from The University of Texas.
Joan Ruelle, 2003-04 CLDMP cohort, has served as Dean of the Carol Grotnes Belk Library at Elon University since 2012. She was the University Librarian at Hollins University (2003-2012) which received the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2009. Prior to that, she held multiple positions at the University of Virginia. Joan is a graduate of the University of Iowa (MLIS), Mankato State University (MA), and the University of North Dakota (BA).
BethAnn Zambella, 2005-2006 cohort, has been Director of Libraries at Denison University since 2013. She has also been a library director at Elizabethtown College, and a librarian at Wellesley College, Harvard College, Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Barnard College. Her curiosity compels her to look at challenges that cut across traditional organizational boundaries. She is always broadening her interests and vision, and is currently intrigued by the way we construct mental models as we learn and by the use of open educational resources.