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From the GMR: The 2011-2012 NLM Associate Fellows Announced

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the selection of its 2011-2012 associate fellows class. Four associate fellows will join NLM in the fall 2011 to begin the year-long training program.

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information
services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. The Associate Fellows are introduced to a wide range of technologies and skills used in managing information at a national library.

More information about the program can be found here:

Bethany Harris received her MSI with a specialization in Library and Information Science from the University of Michigan in 2011. While completing her degree, she worked as a University Library Associate at Taubman Health Sciences Library where she provided instruction and reference services. She was a recipient of the Midwest Chapter of MLA annual meeting scholarship and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association student scholarship in 2010.

Prior to graduate school, Ms. Harris spent three years as the lab manager of a behavioral genetics lab and had previously worked as a pharmacy technician at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Ms. Harris received her BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas. While at KU, she participated in two NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
programs and worked as a research assistant in a quantitative genetics lab.

Michele Mason-Coles received her MLS from St. John's University, Queens, New York, in May, 2011, where she attended as a scholarship recipient of the Institute of Museum and Librarian Services' (IMLS) Laura K. Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. In 2010 Ms. Mason-Coles was awarded the MLA Minority Scholarship Meeting Award which provided her the opportunity to attend the annual Medical Libraries Association conference. While completing her degree, she interned at Weill Cornell Medical Center's Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center.

Recently, Ms. Mason-Coles served as a Cancer Information Specialist a part of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service based at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She received her BS in Community Health Education from Hunter College in New York City.

Suzy Roy received her MLS from Indiana University, Indianapolis, in May 2011 and MS in experimental psychology from Morehead State University in May 2005. She has over seven years of neuroscience research experience working in various laboratories, most recently at Purdue University. Her research background spans from behavioral neuroscience to molecular and cellular biology. During her MLS training, Ms. Roy was an intern at the Medical Libraries and the School of Nursing at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health in Lafayette, Indiana, where she worked on creating library research instructional tutorials as well as cataloging, reference services, research instruction in School of Nursing courses and DOCLINE requests. Ms. Roy received her undergraduate degree at Keene State College where she majored in experimental psychology.

Jessi Van Der Volgen received her MLIS in May 2011 from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the John R. Koch Scholarship. While there, she worked as a reference assistant at Ebling Library for the Health Sciences and at College Library. Ms. Van Der Volgen was a project assistant at the Limnology Library and completed a Library and Information Literacy Instruction practicum at UW-Madison. Prior to obtaining her master's degree, she was a high school biology teacher in Beaverton, Oregon and was awarded a Partners in Science grant for genetics research at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Ms. Van Der Volgen received her BS in Life Science from the University of Portland.

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