Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply
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 opened in September 2020 and must be received by January 28, 2021, 11:59 p.m., EDT.
All applicants must submit an application using the online application system, Zintellect.
Only complete applications will be considered. If you have questions about the application process, send an email to email@example.com. Please refer to the Associate Fellowship Program in your email.
Application Process and Timeline:
NLM staff review applications in March, invite 10 to 12 applicants to interview in April and May, and make offers to candidates by mid-May. The NLM Associate Fellowship Program year begins September 1 each year and ends August 31 the following year.
How We Recruit
We announce the opening of the Associate Fellowship Program applications on the job sites or listservs of all ALA-accedited library schools. We also share the announcement with the ALA Spectrum Scholars; post to the job site of the Association of Research Libraries, and with the ACRL Residency Interest Group. We also post to professional listservs including JESSE, MEDLIB-L, FEDLIB-L, and AAHSL. We ask the Network of the National Library of Medicine to share the announcement with Network members, email instructors of health sciences courses at iSchools and library schools and ask that alumni Associate Fellows as well as NLM staff share with their networks. We post to LinkedIn, tweet, and will present at online library school career fairs, or class presentations. We also respond to individual emails about the Associate Fellowship Program: email firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you have questions about the application process, please contact ORISE:
1299 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830-0117
Phone: (865) 576-9975
Fax: (865) 574-2846
If you have questions about the interview process or the program, please contact the Program Coordinator:
Kathel Dunn, Program Coordinator
NLM Associate Fellowship Program
8600 Rockville Pike
Building 38, Room 2N-05, MSC 3818
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone: (301) 827-4284
Last Reviewed: September 2, 2020