Where Are They Now? 2008-2009 NLM Associates Update

2008-09 AssociatesClockwise from Upper Left: Kathleen Amos, Patrick McLaughlin, Amy Donahue, Paula Maez.

After spending a year at the NLM, the 2008-2009 Associate Fellows had a big decision to make—what to do next. Three of the four Associates chose an optional second year, and the fourth was hired at NLM. The Associate Fellowship Program is a popular and competitive postgraduate program, which prepares librarians for leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. Many leaders in those fields point to the Associate Fellowship Program as their career “launch pad.”

Here’s what the class of 2008-2009 will be up to in the coming year.

Kathleen Amos will be doing the second year of her fellowship at the University of Utah. She is looking forward to opportunities within the health sciences library and the informatics department. She also intends to pursue graduate education in public health.

Amy Donahue’s second year will be at the University of Minnesota, where she will be the first Fellow hosted by that University.

Paula Maez is spending her second year as a Fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Following his Associate Fellowship, Patrick McLaughlin was hired by NLM and works in the MEDLARS Management Section in the Bibliographic Services Division.