Current College Library Director Mentoring seminar faculty include:
Melissa Jadlos, 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 N. Johnston, 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.
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).