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NLM Associate Fellows 2008–2009…10 Years On

Ten years ago, the National Library of Medicine welcomed four recent library science graduates to form a cohort of Associate Fellows who would spend the year learning about NLM, working on projects, and taking those first steps in shaping their careers. From those humble beginnings the Fellows have followed their unique career paths and interests,…

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Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders: From NLM Associate Fellow to Health Sciences Library Director

Nine former NLM associates fellows share their paths to success as leaders in the field of health services librarianship, how the fellowship helped them, and what’s important now. The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a leadership program for early career librarians interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. Though leadership can…

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Who Am I? 12 Notable Women in Medical History

It’s Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’re once again profiling 12 women who were pioneers in the field of health and medicine—with a twist. We wrote about them in first person as if they had access to today’s news. If you don’t see your favorite amazing woman from medical history on this list, maybe we…

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Real Talk with NLM Director Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan

NLM in Focus sat down with National Library of Medicine Director Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan to talk about a variety of topics like the future defined by data, her lab on campus, and, of course, the strategic plan. Along the way, we learned what keeps her up at night, how she maintains her energy, and what’s…

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A Tradition of Gratitude: NLM Staff Express Thanks

NLM staff members mark the Thanksgiving holiday by answering the question, “Why are you thankful to be at NLM?” I am thankful for working at a purposeful place with such a massive impact. The many resources of the National Library of Medicine continually surprise me and reach far beyond anything at most other organizations. It’s…