Current College Library Director Mentoring seminar faculty include:
Robert Fleming, 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.
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.
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.