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Associate Fellowship Program: 2017-2018 Associate Fellows


 2017-2018 Associate Fellows posing for a picture

Shannon Sheridan, Nicole Strayhorn, Gabrielle Barr

Meet the Associates

Gabrielle Barr received her MIS degree and a certificate in science, technology, and society from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2015. While completing her degree, Ms. Barr was employed during her first year as a reference aide at the Bentley Historical Library, where she replied to remote reference questions as well as performed clerical duties. Following a summer practicum at Harvard’s Center for the History of Medicine spent processing the papers of a maxillofacial surgeon and researching, cataloging, and photographing the moulages and dental models of World War I patients, she gained further processing experience as a student assistant at University of Michigan’s Special Collections Archives Unit. Ms. Barr since graduation has worked in the special collections of Norfolk Public Library and as a project assistant for the Health Sciences Library at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a BA in history from Johns Hopkins University.

Shannon Sheridan received her MLIS degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. While completing her degree, Ms. Sheridan worked at Chatham University as a Reference Associate, providing reference services for students and faculty. She also interned with the Reference Department at the Community College of Allegheny County, where she provided reference services and collaborated with other librarians on a variety of educational and outreach projects. Additionally, Ms. Sheridan volunteered at the St. Clair Hospital Health Sciences Library, where her interest in medical librarianship began. Ms. Sheridan holds BA degrees in history, Spanish, and political science from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Nicole Strayhorn received her MLIS degree from Florida State University (FSU) in 2017. While completing her degree, Ms. Strayhorn worked as the E-Resources Grad Assistant at the FSU Strozier Library, where she assisted in electronic resources management and provided consultations and instruction on topics related to geographic information systems (GIS) and information visualization. She also interned at the National Transportation Library of the US Department of Transportation, working on projects that focused on public access, data management, and data visualization. Ms. Strayhorn earned the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce Scholarship from the Association of Research Libraries during her academic tenure at Florida State University. She also holds a BA in geography from Georgia State University.


Last Reviewed: February 2, 2022