The National Library of Medicine 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 National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is:
- A one-year residency program (with an optional second year) for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship
- A program combining curriculum and project work
- Located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland
The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:
- Data analysis of programs and services such as extramural grants, indexed journal articles, controlled vocabularies, datasets, and customer inquiries
- Creation of online tutorials and educational awareness videos
- Social media outreach
- And more, including legislative tracking, web site enhancement, disaster information outreach studies, and review of next generation discovery interfaces
The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:
- Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
- Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
- Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff who serve as preceptors
The Associate Fellowship’s benefits are:
- Annual stipend of $54,972
- Additional funding to support purchase of group health insurance
- Up to $1,500 in relocation support
- Full support for attendance at local and national conferences
Application Deadline: The application deadline for 2018-2019 is January 26, 2018.
The NLM Associate Fellowship Program is open to U.S. and Canadian library and information science professionals, as well as graduate students completing their degrees. Up to five qualified Associate Fellows may be selected.
- Master’s degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within 2 years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
- United States or Canadian citizenship
Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master’s degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
- Desirable, but not essential:
- Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.
- Demonstrated interest or experience in leadership.
Applications open September 11, 2017.
All applicants must submit an application using an online application system, Zintellect.
1. Register as a new user here: http://www.zintellect.com/Account/LogOn Once you have completed and released your Zintellect profile, you can apply to the Associate Fellowship Program.
2. Apply to the Associate Fellowship Program here: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3554
Only complete applications will be considered. If you have questions about the application process, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the Associate Fellowship Program in your email.
To learn more go to: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/index.html