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NLM Announces Selection of 2016-2017 Associate Fellows

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest biomedical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is pleased to announce the selection of its 2016-2017 class of Associate Fellows. Four fellows will join NLM in the fall of 2016.

The Associate Fellowship Program is a residency fellowship at the NLM located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The one-year program, beginning in September every year, offers a robust educational and leadership experience, ranging from formal lectures and presentations to projects in operations, research and development, policy, and data analysis, all within the context of the role of a national library on the national and international stage.

More information on the Associate Fellowship Program is available at: //www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/proginfo.html

Kendra Godwin received her MLIS degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2016. While completing her degree, Ms. Godwin worked as a public service assistant at the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, where she provided reference services and contributed to a curriculum mapping project for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In her second year, she interned at the USC Norris Medical Library, the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, and the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, with projects that focused on metadata for an orthopedic surgical anatomy teaching collection, clinical data management for hospital librarians, and open access policies for university staff. Ms. Godwin holds a BA in English from Lewis & Clark College, with a year spent abroad at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Megan Kellner received her MLS degree from the University of Maryland in 2016. While completing her degree, Ms. Kellner interned with the National Library of Medicine, where she created a PubMed for Nurses video tutorial to provide nurses and nursing students with an introduction to searching the literature. She worked on several education and outreach projects as an intern at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Additionally, she worked as the Graduate Assistant for Teaching and Outreach at the University of Maryland Libraries, leading information literacy instruction sessions. Ms. Kellner completed her undergraduate degree in Health Administration and Policy with a minor in Management of Aging Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and spent two weeks studying cardiovascular disease prevention in Switzerland and Italy.

Tyler Alicía Moses received her MLS degree from Texas Woman's University in 2016. Ms. Moses also earned a Graduate Certificate in Evidence-based Health Science Librarianship from the same university. While completing her degree, Ms. Moses interned at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she assisted in various projects such as verifying access to electronic resources and performing quality control of scanned images of historical medical journals. Ms. Moses volunteered at the Igo Library, a branch of the San Antonio Public Library system, where she assisted in processing returned material, weeding, and shelving material. Ms. Moses earned academic and professional development scholarships from the Texas Library Association, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and Medical Library Association during her academic tenure at Texas Woman's University. Ms. Moses also holds an MS in Health Studies from Texas Woman's University and a BA in English from Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Candace Norton received her MLS degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. While completing her degree, Ms. Norton worked full-time with Evidera, Inc., a life sciences and biopharmaceutical consulting company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. As the solo librarian, she managed all aspects of library operations including collection development, copyright compliance, policy development and implementation, reference support, and resource training. Ms. Norton’s interest in the connection between community health and information access began during her undergraduate studies. She completed a joint internship between her university library and a local HIV/AIDS advocacy non-profit to catalog and process for circulation a donated private library. Ms. Norton holds a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

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.

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