NLM Announces Future Plans of 2016-2017 Associate Fellows
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the future plans of its 2016-2017 class of Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training program with an optional second year. This competitive program provides Associates with a broad foundation in health sciences information services and prepares librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and health services research. This group of Associate Fellows recently ended the first year of their fellowship. Three of the four will continue on for a second year of the Associate Fellowship Program in libraries in New York, Georgia, and Maryland. The fourth Associate Fellow is continuing her career in North Carolina.
Kendra Godwin will complete her second year of the NLM Associate Fellowship at the NYU Health Sciences Library, serving as a research and data librarian and working with their Data Services and Research, Education, and Clinical Support teams.
As a first-year NLM Associate Fellow, Godwin developed and recorded a video guide to companion programming for the NLM traveling exhibition “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives,” delivered a usability status report on bioCADDIE’s data discovery index prototype DataMed, and produced an introductory framework for the Office of the Director on the meaning, benefits, and applications of open science.
Godwin received her MLIS from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016. Before arriving at NLM, she worked as a medical education and reference library assistant at the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. As a graduate student, she interned at the USC Norris Medical Library, the NNLM Pacific Southwest Region, and the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library. She holds her BA in English from Lewis and Clark College.
Tyler Moses will spend the second year of the NLM Associate Fellowship at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, as a visiting Librarian focusing on assessing the library’s products and services.
During her first year at NLM, Moses assessed the information needs of residents of the Children’s Inn, a hospitality home at NIH. She also worked on an email marketing campaign with the MedlinePlus staff to explore what content changes can increase subscriber engagement.
Moses received her MLS and MS in health studies from Texas Woman’s University in 2016. While completing her degree, she worked as a writing tutor at Palo Alto Community College in San Antonio. As a graduate student, she did her practicum with the Collection Development department of the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library at University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and volunteered at the John Igo Library branch of the San Antonio Public Library system. Moses holds a BA in English from Texas A & M University-San Antonio.
Candace Norton will spend the second year of the NLM Associate Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library in Bethesda, MD as a biomedical librarian with a focus on bibliometrics.
During her year at NLM, Norton worked with the Lister Hill Center to investigate the impact of NLM resources using bibliometric analysis. She also collaborated with an FDA librarian to enhance adverse-event search filters used in pharmacovigilance.
Norton received her MLS from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. While completing her degree, she worked as a solo librarian at Evidera, Inc., a pharmaceutical and life sciences consulting company headquartered in Bethesda, MD. Norton earned a BA in women’s studies from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.
Megan Fratta will continue her research with NLM’s Deputy Director to identify and track legislation that impacts NLM. She will also volunteer for Maryland AskUsNow! as a virtual reference librarian while pursuing a career in training and outreach in medical libraries in North Carolina.
During her year at NLM, Fratta created documentation on using NLM’s terminology resources to support the nursing informatics community. She also worked with the PubMed Training Team to assess the PubMed training needs of cancer researchers and with the NLM Deputy Director to improve the process of identifying and tracking legislation relevant to the Library.
Fratta received her MLS from the University of Maryland College Park in 2016. While completing her degree, she worked as the graduate assistant for teaching and outreach at University of Maryland’s McKeldin Library. She also interned at the National Library of Medicine and the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at University of Maryland, Baltimore. She earned a BA in health administration and policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Since its founding in 1836, the National Library of Medicine https://www.nlm.nih.gov has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice and is a leader in information innovation. NLM is the world's largest medical library, and millions of scientists, health professionals and the public around the world use NLM services every day.