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Future Plans of the 2010-2011 Second Year NLM Associate Fellows

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library (, in Bethesda, Maryland, is pleased to announce the second year NLM Associate Fellows have completed their fellowships and are taking positions within the field of librarianship. The two-year Associate Fellowship Program is for recent library science graduates who are interested in careers in health sciences librarianship. The NLM Associate Fellows spend one year at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD, learning about the services, products, and research conducted by NLM; the optional second year is spent at another health sciences library in the United States.


Julie Adamo 

Julie Adamo will serve as a Librarian and Instructional Technology Consultant at Mount Holyoke College. She will be providing reference, instruction, and collection development services for the Mount Holyoke community. She will also be providing support for the College's learning management system and consulting with faculty on incorporating technology into coursework.

Ms. Adamo completed the second year of her fellowship at the Welch Medical Library and Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of Johns Hopkins where she focused on medical humanities and the patient experience. Her projects included developing finding aids for patient-related archival collections, incorporating a collection of oral histories of cancer patients into Hopkins’ digital repository, and conducting an information needs assessment of the Berman Institute of Bioethics. She also developed a medical humanities resource to accompany an online exhibit commemorating the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS research produced by NLM’s Exhibitions Program.

During the first year of her fellowship year at NLM, she worked on an outreach project focused on health-related blogs, contributed to data analysis for the U.S. National Resource Description and Access (RDA) Test, and conducted interviews throughout the History of Medicine Division to establish strategic directions and a series of use cases for curated websites that highlight special collections.

Julie Adamo received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. While working on her degree, Ms. Adamo worked as a Knowledge Services Assistant for Ipas, a non-profit, international women's health research organization. Prior to pursuing an MSLS, she was an Indexer and Editor for the Alternative Press Index. Ms. Adamo has a BA in English Literature from Antioch College.


Kristen Burgess 

Kristen Burgess will serve as an Information Services Librarian at the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library at the University of Cincinnati. In this position, she will continue developing and providing library instructional programs as well as reference, research, and collection development services in support of the diverse communities served by the Health Sciences Library.

Ms. Burgess recently completed the second year of her National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellowship at the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library at the University of Cincinnati. She worked on several projects during the second year, including a survey of electronic textbook usage by first year medical students and the creation and implementation of new library instructional programs and tutorials.

During her first year at NLM, Ms. Burgess worked on several projects including data analysis from the US National Resource Description and Access (RDA) Test, research and planning recommendations for clinical coding system changes expected for MedlinePlus Connect, an environmental scan of patient health resources used in electronic health records, and tracking of legislation.

Ms. Burgess received her MSLS with a specialization in Health Informatics from the University of North Texas in 2010. She received her BA in International Studies from Emory University during which time she studied in France and interned at a primary school and health clinic in Uganda. While completing her MLS, Ms. Burgess worked as the Senior Administrator at KDH Research & Communication, a public health and public policy research institution. During this time she interned with the MetaArchive Cooperative and the Morehouse School of Medicine Library in Atlanta, Georgia. She also volunteered in the Family Library and the Inman Medical Library at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.


Kristen Greenland 

Kristen Greenland will be the new Science Librarian at Amherst College in Massachusetts starting this fall. She will teach in the library’s program of course-integrated research instruction and do outreach to faculty, students, and departments in the sciences. She will also serve as subject librarian for Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, and Physics, and act as research instructor, liaison, and selector for the Amherst College Science Library.

Dr. Greenland spent the second year of the fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR where she researched current publishing practices and developed a proposal to start a library Open Access Fund to aid researchers with publication fees. She also provided in-person and online reference service and instruction to OHSU faculty, staff, and students, weeded the genetics, immunology, microbiology, and general science & engineering sections of the library collection, and created a web portal for databases available through the OHSU library.

Dr. Greenland received her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2010. She received a PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Washington in 2008, and a BA from Carleton College in 2001 with a major in Biology. During her time in the MLIS program, she worked as a research scientist in the biochemistry department where she studied cell division regulation in yeast. Dr. Greenland completed an internship at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Regional Medical Library. She also participated in a study abroad program to the Netherlands in the summer of 2009, where she helped with a research project on innovation in Dutch libraries.

Dr. Greenland's projects while at NLM include researching the impact of MEDLINE selection on journal price, tagging item records as part of the Medical Heritage Library digitization project, and analyzing the feasibility of automatically indexing comment articles. She spent her second year of the fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR where she helped develop an Open Access publishing fund.


Stephen Kiyoi 

Stephen Kiyoi will be serving as the Director of the Barnett-Briggs Medical Library at San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF. In this capacity, Mr. Kiyoi and library staff provide comprehensive information services for UCSF and San Francisco Department of Public Health staff of the hospital and its associated clinics.

Mr. Kiyoi completed the second year of the NLM Associate Fellowship at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region (NN/LM PSR), where he coordinated outreach and training for community college librarians and social workers supervised the NN/LM PSR internship program, and led training & promotion of the Results Database.

While at the National Library of Medicine in the first year of the fellowship, Mr. Kiyoi led projects to create a mobile version of DailyMed, highlight the value of NLM products and services to legislative audiences, and research the information needs of the social work community.

Prior to joining the Associate Fellowship Program, Mr. Kiyoi worked and interned at the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library and the Norris Medical Library at the University of Southern California. Mr. Kiyoi received his MLIS from UCLA with a focus on Medical Informatics in 2010, and his BA in English Literature from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo in 2007.


 Caitlin Sticco

J. Caitlin Sticco will continue to serve the National Library of Medicine in the Index Section, as a technical information specialist, where she will lead progress on automated indexing solutions, data quality evaluation, and biocuration strategy. This work will represent an expansion of her projects as an Associate Fellow in automated gene indexing and vocabulary error analysis.

Prior to joining the NLM Associate Fellowship, Ms. Sticco received her MLS and a Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Studies in 2010, from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She received her BS in Biomedical Science from Antioch College. She has previously worked as a health librarian, database administrator, molecular and cell biology technician, and an informatics assistant in the Wisconsin Laboratory for Optical Computation and Instrumentation. Her research interests include biocuration, data standards, and Natural Language Processing in biomedicine, focusing on policy, quality assurance, and data reuse.

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications through February 1, 2013. For more information and to apply go to: