The College Library Director Mentoring Program Board includes:
- Robert Fleming
- Charles Getchell
- Mary Jenkins
- Melissa Jadlos
- Elizabeth Novicki
- Martha Rinn
- Joan Ruelle
- Beth Ann Zambella
Robert Fleming, ex officio, program co-director, is the Executive Director of the Iwasaki Library at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to becoming director in 2007, he held the positions of Archivist, Head of Archives and Special Collections and Assistant Director for Access Services and Archives. 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. Most recently, Bob was co-leader of a working group that assembled Emerson’s successful application for the Carnegie Civic Engagement Classification, which was awarded in 2015.
Bob was part of the 2007-2008 cohort of new directors enrolled in the College Library Directors Mentor Program. Since that time, he 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.
Mary Jenkins, 1995-96 cohort, is Manager, Research Solutions and Senior Law Librarian with Accufile, Inc., and is based in New England. Previously, she served as Law Librarian & Director, Hamilton County Law Library, Cincinnati, Director of Discovery Services at Xavier University, and Director of Library Services at Franklin Pierce College (now University). Earlier positions included public services roles at Franklin Pierce and CWRU Law Library. Mary is a graduate of Kent State University (MLS) and Saint Anselm College (BA).
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.