Presentation Summary: The four 2016-17 National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows describe an exciting year of changes and opportunities at the library, and the interests and desired skill development that have led them to a diverse selection of projects. The conversation will include firsthand details about the program and a showcase of project themes and activities.
Megan Fratta graduated with her MLS from the University of Maryland in 2016. Prior to joining the Associate Fellowship Program, she taught information literacy and research skills to undergraduate students at the University of Maryland Libraries. Her interests include user-centered instruction and expert searching, and while at NLM she has worked on projects supporting terminology interoperability, PubMed users' training needs, and tracking legislation.
Kendra Godwin came to the NLM Associate Fellowship Program from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her interests include research and data services and the future of libraries, and while an Associate Fellow she has focused on three projects that involve communicating with stakeholders to develop programming, assess the scope of open science, and understand issues of usability.
Candace Norton, MLS, graduated in 2015 from the Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies and joined the NLM Associate Fellowship Program after working as a solo corporate medical librarian in biomedical and pharmaceutical consulting since 2015. Her professional interests include assessing research impact, supporting pharmacovigilance monitoring through the published literature, and improving reproducibility in systematic reviews.
Tyler Moses joined the Associate Fellowship program at the National Library of Medicine after graduating from Texas Woman’s University in 2016 with a Master’s in Library Science and a Master’s in Health Studies. Her professional interests include creating an interdisciplinary model to develop self-sustaining outreach programs, utilizing data to track how environmental changes influence health disparities, and improving health literacy by incorporating cultural norms into health information resources.