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Associate Fellowship Program for Librarians


Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 program year. Learn how to apply.


The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland. 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.

During the program, Associates:

  • Learn about the collections, databases, terminologies, research and development, training, outreach, and exhibits that comprise the work and achievements of the National Library of Medicine

  • Understand strategic planning and development at a national level

  • Work on real-life projects that affect libraries and users throughout the country

  • Join a dynamic and successful cohort of alumni

  • Attend professional development conferences and seminars

Learn more about the program:

Hear from Sharon Han, 2019-2020 associate fellow, as well as other current and former associates about their experience with the program. They also share program priorities and activities, highlight the application and interview process, and answer questions about the associate fellowship. Watch the video to learn more.

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2021