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Regina Koury Named to Prestigious UCLA Library Senior Fellows Program

February 18, 2020
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Regina Koury is among 20 library leaders selected to participate in this year’s Library Senior Fellows program at UCLA.

Join us in congratulating Regina Koury, director of Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University–Camden, who is among 20 library leaders selected to participate in this year’s Library Senior Fellows program at UCLA.

The UCLA Library Senior Fellows program is considered the longest-running leadership development program in the library profession. 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.

The cohort of fellows from across the country will travel to UCLA in July for a three-week residential program featuring lectures, panels, workshops, and field trips.

For Koury, participating in the program represents an opportunity to explore the most pressing issues facing academic libraries today while collaborating with some of the foremost leaders in the library profession. It will also provide the occasion to further hone her vision for a Robeson Library distinguished by a culture of creativity, diversity, and innovation.

“I am absolutely delighted to have been named to the Library Senior Fellows program as part of a cohort of such distinguished colleagues,” said Koury. “I look forward to working together with them to leverage our collective expertise, examine current trends in the profession, and identify ways to help Robeson Library better serve the entire Rutgers–Camden community.”

“UCLA’s senior fellows program consistently produces the next generation of library leaders in the academic world,” said program director Brian Schottlaender in a news release announcing the 2020 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.”

“We are so proud to have Regina represent Rutgers on this prestigious stage,” added Krisellen Maloney, vice president for information services and university librarian. “The program at UCLA is highly esteemed among library leaders, and I know it will prove to be an invaluable learning experience.”