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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks recent graduates, including early and second career librarians, interested in advancing equitable and innovative futures for biomedical libraries to participate in a one-year fellowship that fosters the development of aspiring library leaders.
What will I be doing?
As an National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, you will:
The NLM Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) offers a series of workshops in library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development, and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services, and the extensive engagement and education program. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and collaborate with NLM staff over a six-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 NLM.
This appointment is a one-year research appointment starting July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023.
More about NLM
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. Free parking onsite is also available.
NLM is committed to recruiting and developing a workforce that is inclusive of a broad range of underrepresented people, including racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. NLM’s commitment to workforce diversity extends to advocating for diversity of thought and plurality of methods. A commitment to diversity is grounded in the belief that full participation of a diverse workforce improves team performance, engendering robust array of knowledge representations as well as culturally appropriate means of supporting discovery and delivering health information.
Nature of Appointment
The appointment is full-time at NIH NLM in Bethesda, Maryland. It is possible the program will be virtual in 2022-2023.
This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine (NLM). Participants do not become employees of NIH, NLM, ORAU, ORISE, DOE, or any other agency, and there are no employment-related benefits.
While participants will not enter into an employment relationship, this opportunity will require a suitability/background investigation by NIH. Any offer made is considered tentative, pending favorable outcome of the investigation.
For additional information about the program, see the NLM-AFP web site at: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/proginfo.html.
For information about the program, contact Kathel Dunn, PhD, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is open to those who meet the following qualifications:
Preferred candidates should:
A complete application consists of:
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.
If you have questions, contact us at NIHprograms@orau.org. Please include the reference code (NIH-NLM-AFP-2022) for this opportunity in your email.
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen or Canadian citizen.
I have or will have a Master's degree in an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library/information science program, by June 30, 2022, or within the previous five years.