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NLM Associate Fellows

NLM recently announced its newly selected Associate Fellows for the 2009-2010 Year. This is a good time to think about recent library school graduates interested in the health sciences and pass along information about the program. There is plenty of time to consider the program and apply before the next deadline: February 5, 2010

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a stipended one-year postgraduate training fellowship. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. The Associate Fellows are introduced to a wide range of technologies and skills used in managing information at a national library. There is a second year option for placement at an academic health center or other health care organization.

Fellows receive training through a curriculum that introduces them to 18 functional units at the National Library of Medicine. A project-based component has Fellows create and follow a self-directed course of study on topics facing the modern library and information management environment.

Recent graduates of an ALA-approved library/information science Master’s program–earned by August of the year of appointment or within 2 years–are eligible.

More information on the program including further details about eligibility and how to apply are available at NLM’s Associate Fellowship Progam page. See the page to read about the current group of Fellows and a link to the list of more than 10 years of Fellows cohorts.

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