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Apply to Become a NLM Associate Fellow

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Interest List, #Health Sciences List, #Public/K-12 List, Job Openings, Opportunity to participate

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks early and second-career librarians interested in advancing equitable and innovative futures for biomedical libraries within five years of graduation to participate in a one-year fellowship that fosters the development of librarians seeking to lead in medical or health sciences libraries.

As a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, you will:

  • Select and manage projects ranging from operations to research and development, project opportunities are in data and open science, vocabularies and ontologies, scholarly communication, user engagement, and training.
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in a formal curriculum taught by staff experts.
  • Develop skills in data science (analysis, visualization)
  • Develop foundations in leadership (presenting, network building)
  • Receive support from experienced mentors.
  • Attend a professional conference and a one-week practicum at a health sciences library

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) offers staff-taught sessions in library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research development, NLM web-based products and services lifecycle, and the NLM engagement and education program. Associate Fellows develop a national and international perspective of the NLM’s role in health science and biomedical science. Associate Fellows choose projects to collaborate on and complete with NLM staff, allowing them to gain valuable project experience in areas that aid their future career. Associate Fellow projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that became a part of the services and products of NLM.

This is a one-year research appointment starting July 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2025. The 2024 – 2025 Associate Fellowship Program year will be remote. Program hours will be 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Eastern time.

Participant Benefits:

  • Annual stipend of $64,597
  • Health Insurance Supplement – The program offers a supplemental health insurance stipend for participants to purchase health insurance through a group health insurance plan via Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).  Alternatively, participants may choose to hold outside insurance. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
  • Training and Travel Allowance that can be used for attendance at local and national conferences and other relevant training materials as determined by NLM and ORISE.

Applications are online, and the deadline to apply is January 26, 2024, 11:59 pm EST.

More about NLM:

NLM is committed to recruiting and developing a workforce that is inclusive of a broad range of underrepresented people, including racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. NLM’s commitment to workforce diversity extends to advocating for diversity of thought and plurality of methods. A commitment to diversity is grounded in the belief that full participation of a diverse workforce improves team performance, engendering robust array of knowledge representations as well as culturally appropriate means of supporting discovery and delivering health information.

This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine (NLM). Participants do not become employees of NIH, NLM, ORAU, ORISE, DOE, or any other agency, and no employment-related benefits exist.



Contact us at:
Network of the National Library of Medicine/NNLM Region 4
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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