Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 10/12/2023

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is:

  • A one-year residency program for early and second career librarians within five years of graduation interested in advancing equitable and innovative futures for biomedical libraries.
  • A program combining curriculum and project work.
  • A virtual fellowship hosted by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:

  • Operations to research and development
  • Data and open science
  • Vocabularies and ontologies
  • Scholarly communication
  • User engagement and training

The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:

  • Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
  • Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff

Deadline: Jan. 26, 2024

Eligibility Requirements
  • Master's degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by June of the year of appointment or within 5 years. Undergraduate degrees can be in any major.
  • United States citizenship.
  • Desirable, but not essential:
    • Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.
    • Demonstrated interest or experience in leadership.
Amount Description
  • 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.
  • Full support for attendance at a national conference, and a one-week practicum at a health sciences library
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