This fall the National Library of Medicine will welcome five new Associate Fellows for a one-year postgraduate program in health sciences information services. The Associate Fellows program, which offers an optional second year, prepares librarians for leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research by introducing them to the requisite technologies and skills for managing information at a national library.
The 2009-2010 Associate Fellows are:
- Ada Cornell, Syracuse University, May 2009. A double major in environmental studies and Spanish, Ada also earned a certificate in international studies from Binghamton University (NY). Most recently she was a reference librarian, youth services assistant, and clerk at the Fayetteville (NY) Free Library. She has completed internships at the F. Franklin Moon Library, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the Green Mountain National Forest and with the Sierra Club, Albany, NY.
- MaShana Davis, University of Maryland, College Park, December 2007. MaShana received a BS in computer science from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Currently she is a Technical Communications Liaison for the Statistics and Measurement Program at the Association of Research Libraries, in Washington, DC. Among her responsibilities, she helps develop ARL’s Web, including planning for the Association’s New Measures Initiatives: LibQUAL+, ClimateQUAL, and MINES for Libraries.
- Sarah Westphal, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, May 2009. Sarah majored in food science and received a BS degree in agricultural sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has been a regulatory specialist with The Pillsbury Company and Target Corporation, and currently is a cataloging intern at Marquette University’s Raynor Memorial Libraries in Milwaukee, WI.
- Yani Yancey, University of Maryland, College Park, August 2009. Yani, who received a BS in speech language pathology and audiology from Ithaca (NY) College, has worked in medical reimbursement services and patient assistance. Currently she is a graduate assistant at the University of Maryland’s Information Technology Division, configuring and maintaining Metalib and SFX for the University and affiliated institutions. She is a 2008-2009 ALA Spectrum Scholar and a 2009 Career Enhancement Program fellow at the Association of Research Libraries Career.
- Holly Zerbe, MSLIS, Drexel University, March 2009. After earning a BS degree in biology from Houghton (NY) College, Holly was a curriculum developer for an online home school company. Currently she is completing two internships, one in the print and photograph department of The Library Company, in Philadelphia; the other in licensing in the electronic acquisitions department at the Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania.