Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the
National Library of Medicine, its products and services

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of
Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019

Stipend: $54,972; additional financial support for the purchase of health
insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in
information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 26, 2018

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator
at 301.827.4284 or [log in to unmask]

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The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with
exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and
extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM 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 the
services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

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, including the
Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical
Informatics Association annual meeting and others

   - Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available
   on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
   - Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the
   National Library of Medicine
   - Rotation at the NIH Library (by arrangement)
   - Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
   - Potential to complete 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
   ($54,972 in 2017)
   - Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
   - Up to $1,500 in 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 2018.  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 Associate
Fellowship Program: How to Apply
.  Application deadline is January 26, 2018.   Between 3 and 6 fellows will
be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator
at 301-827-4284 or [log in to unmask]

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National
Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC.
The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular
cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops,
transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and
the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in
the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A
metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the
NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We
also have free parking.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity.
NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on
merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex
(including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual
orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.


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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