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The 2009-2010 NLM Associate Fellows Announced

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the selection of its 2009-2010 Associate Fellows class. Five Associate Fellows, all recent graduates of information or library schools, will join NLM in the fall 2009 to begin the year-long training program.

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 Associate Fellows are introduced to a wide range of technologies and skills used in managing information at a national library.

More information about the program can be found here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/proginfo.html

Ada Cornell - Syracuse University, May 2009. A double major in Environmental Studies and Spanish, Ada also has a certificate in international studies from Binghamton University (NY). She most recently was a reference librarian, youth services assistant, and clerk at the Fayetteville Free Library (Fayetteville, NY). Ada has completed internships at F. Franklin Moon Library at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, a conservation internship at Green Mountain National Forest and a legislative internship at the Sierra Club (Albany, NY).

MaShana Davis - University of Maryland, College Park, December 2007. MaShana received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. MaShana is currently working as a Technical Communications Liaison for the Statistics and Measurement Program at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in Washington, DC. She facilitates communications for and provides training to participants and other interested parties, and performs Web development and planning activities for ARL New Measures Initiatives: LibQUAL+®, ClimateQUAL, and MINES for Libraries.

Sarah Westphal - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, May 2009. Sarah received a BS in Agricultural Sciences, with a major in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She was previously a regulatory specialist with The Pillsbury Company and Target Corporation. Sarah is currently working as a cataloging intern at Marquette University's Raynor Memorial Libraries in Milwaukee, WI.

Yani Yancey - University of Maryland, College Park, August 2009. Yani received a BS in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. Yani has worked in medical reimbursement services and patient assistance. Currently she is working as a Graduate Assistant at the libraries in University of Maryland, College Park, working in the Information Technology Division to configure and maintain Metalib and SFX for the University and affiliated institutions. She is a 2008-2009 ALA Spectrum Scholar and also a fellow in the Association of Research Libraries Career Enhancement Program for 2009.

Holly Zerbe - MSLIS, Drexel University, March 2009. Holly received a BS in Biology from Houghton College, Houghton, NY. She has previously worked as a curriculum developer for an online home school company. She is currently working at two internships, one in the print and photograph department of The Library Company of Philadelphia, PA; and as a licensing intern in the electronic acquisitions department at the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania.

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