National Library of Medicine Announces 2013-2014 Associate Fellows!
The National Library of Medicine has announced the selection of its 2013-2014 class of Associate Fellows. Five fellows will join NLM in the fall of 2013.
The Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. 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.
Congratulations to all of the newly selected Associate Fellows:
Don Jason received his MLIS and MS in Information Architecture Knowledge Management with an emphasis in Health Informatics from Kent State University in 2013. Most recently, Mr. Jason worked as a library student assistant in the Oliver Ocasek Regional Medical Information Center where he specialized in reference, circulation and community outreach. He also worked as a graduate assistant in the College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University. In the beginning of his graduate career, Mr. Jason worked in several different capacities at Kent State University. He served as a diversity intern for the University Libraries, a graduate assistant for the School of Library and Information Science and as an instructional designer for the College of Communication and Information. During his graduate program, Mr. Jason successfully completed two Association of Research Libraries diversity programs, the Career Enhancement Program and the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce. He is also a proud recipient of an American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship. Mr. Jason received his BS in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Nicole Lehotsky received her MSLS degree in 2013 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. While completing her degree, she worked at UNC’s Health Sciences Library as the NC Health Info Research Assistant, where she managed a team of volunteer editors who contributed information to the consumer health website and contributed ideas for a redesign of that same website to better meet the needs of residents in North Carolina. Additionally, she interned in the Music Library at NPR in Washington, DC, and prior to that, worked as the Youth Services Humanities Coordinator at the Durham Public Library. She served as a founding co-chair of the Coalition of Youth Librarians, an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of library students wanting to work with youth and children, and received the Robert F. Asleson grant to attend the ALA Midwinter 2013 meeting. Prior to completing her graduate studies, Ms. Lehotsky worked as project manager and implementer for a healthcare IT company. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Music Education, Music History, and English from Youngstown State University.
Katherine (Kate) Masterton
Katherine (Kate) Masterton received her MLIS from Drexel University in 2013. While obtaining her master’s, she worked as a Library Services Assistant at the Drexel University Hahnemann Health Sciences Library providing support in access services, reference, and interlibrary loan. In addition, Ms. Masterton served as President of Drexel University’s student chapter of the Special Libraries Association, and volunteered at the Philadelphia FIGHT AIDS Library, which provides HIV/AIDS-related outreach and information services. She received the 2013 Beatrice Davis Education Award from the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of the MLA and a 2013 Knower Scholarship from the Philadelphia Chapter of the SLA. Prior to her time at Drexel, Kate served as an Americorps VISTA, worked and volunteered in academic, public, and state libraries, and received a B.A. in English from Hope College in Holland, MI.
Christian Minter received her MS in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC, in 2013. Ms. Minter was a recipient of the American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship and the Association of Research Libraries Diversity Scholarship. She served as the Vice President of the CUA Student Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. While completing her degree, Ms. Minter was employed as a library associate for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System where she provided reference and instruction services. During her program, she also completed a practicum at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and volunteered as an intern at the National Resource Center on ADHD in Landover, MD. Ms. Minter received her BA in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD.
Holly Thompson received her MS in Library and Information Science from the Palmer School of Library Science, at Long Island University, in 2011. While completing her graduate degree, Ms. Thompson worked at the NYU Health Sciences Libraries and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center library providing document delivery, circulation, and reference support. Ms. Thompson’s more recent work as the inaugural NYU Health Sciences Librarian Fellow focused on the creation of online learning modules, LibGuides, and instructional support materials. Ms. Thompson also participated in the development of the NYU liaison program as a member of the NYU Health Sciences Libraries’ division of Research, Education, and Clinical Support. As an undergraduate, Ms. Thompson worked as a library student assistant at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Biomedical Library, where she first gained exposure to and interest in health sciences librarianship. Ms. Thompson received her BA in Literature from UCSD.