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

∑         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 2012)

∑         Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance

∑         Some relocation funding

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 2013.  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 1, 2013.   Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator
at 301-435.4083 or [log in to unmask]