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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks early and second career librarians within five years of graduation interested in advancing equitable and innovative futures for biomedical libraries to participate in a one-year fellowship that fosters the development of librarians seeking to lead in medical or health sciences libraries.
What will I be doing?
As a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, you will:
The NLM Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) offers a series of staff taught sessions in library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development, and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services, and the NLM engagement and education program. Associate Fellows develop a national and international perspective of the NLM role in health science and biomedical science. Associate Fellows choose projects to collaborate on and complete with NLM staff allowing them to gain valuable project experience in areas that aid their future career. Associate Fellow projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that became a part of the services and products of NLM.
This appointment is a one-year research appointment starting July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2024.
More about NLM
The 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 2023 - 2024 Associate Fellowship Program year will be virtual. Program hours will be 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Eastern time.
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. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
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 email@example.com.
The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is open to those who meet the following qualifications:
Preferred candidates should:
Only completed applications will be reviewed.
A complete application consists of:
NOTE: All documents must be submitted via Zintellect, and must be in English or include an official English translation. 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. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Supporting materials must be uploaded as PDF files to ensure the document can be searched by Zintellect’s search engine. Documents sent by email, postal mail, or fax will not be considered.
If you have questions, contact us at NIHprograms@orau.org. Please include the reference code (NIH-NLM-AFP-2023) for this opportunity in your email.
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen or Canadian citizen, and that I have received my Master's degree in an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library/informatics science program within the last 5 years or I will have received it by June 30, 2023.