The National Library of Medicine proudly announces the selection of its four Associate Fellows for 2008-2009. These outstanding recent library school graduates are:
- Amy Donahue received her MLIS from the University of Washington, June 2007. She has worked as a content indexer for MSN Shopping and as a library volunteer for the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, a center for the literary arts. Amy has also worked part time as a processing assistant in the Henry M. Jackson special collections at the University of Washington and as the library intern for the biotech company Amgen. She has a dual bachelor of arts in mathematics and Russian language and literature from Grinnell College.
- Patrick McLaughlin received his MLIS in May of 2008 from the University of South Carolina. He has experience as an intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Library and Information Center and the Rodale Library. Mr. McLaughlin also has experience from an assistantship at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library. He has an undergraduate degree from Clemson in biological sciences.
- Paula Maez received her MLS in May 2008 from the University of Arizona. As a Knowledge River Scholar, Paula was a graduate assistant for the Wellness Education Search Project at the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Sciences. She has also worked as a student assistant in the Arizona Health Sciences Library. She is interested in the role of information access in overcoming health disparities among underserved populations. She has a BA degree in education and a BS in speech and health sciences, both from the University of Arizona.
- Kathleen Amos received her MLIS in May 2008 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and also holds a BA in sociology and social anthropology from Dalhousie. She has experience in cataloging and database management as a student assistant in an academic library, as well as varied practicum experience in the Health Sciences Library and the Family Resource Library of the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre. She has been involved as a volunteer with a patient record database at the Maritime Medical Genetics Service and served as the Secretary for the Dalhousie University Student Chapter of the Canadian Library Association.