From: "Dunn, Kathel (NIH/NLM) [E]" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: October 12, 2010 5:11:56 PM EDT

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its
Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS
graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to
library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural
research, development and lifecycle of NLMís web-based products and services
and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special
populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the
year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on
real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians
and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have
led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular
part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development
and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that
may include:

Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including
the Medical Library Associationís annual meeting, the American Medical
Informatics Association annual meeting and others
Spring Practicum at a health sciences library in the contiguous United
Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities
available on the National Institutes of Health campus
Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National
Library of Medicine
Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences
library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:
A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level
($51,630 in 2010)
Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
Some relocation funding
Assistance in finding housing

Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent
degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by
August 2011.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are
welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at  Application deadline is February
3, 2011.   Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact me for further information.  I can be reached at
301-435-4083 or [log in to unmask]


Kathel Dunn, PhD
Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine
Bldg 38, Rm 2N-19
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20894
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Preparing future leaders in health sciences libraries and in health services