NLM Associate Fellows 2020-2021

Could 21, 2020

The Nationwide Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s major biomedical library and a element of the Nationwide Institutes of Health, is happy to announce our 2020-2021 course of Affiliate Fellows.

Amanda J. Wilson, Chief, Place of work of Engagement and Education, mentioned about the incoming Affiliate Fellows, “We’re energized to welcome the 2020-2021 Affiliate Fellows who get there at a time when the NLM is strategically connecting its study, and the study of NIH, to address the public overall health challenges that deal with us these days. We’re on the lookout forward to our new colleagues becoming a member of us in our mission.”

Dianne Babski, Performing Affiliate Director for Library Operations commented that, “We anticipate to see these early career librarians to actively engage in the NLM concentration on knowledge science from knowledge management to knowledge visualization from open academic sources to knowledge sharing insurance policies. The 2020-2021 Affiliate Fellows will have a exclusive possibility to discover and craft our collective potential.”

The Affiliate Fellowship Program is a residency fellowship at NLM on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. The one-12 months application, starting in September each and every 12 months, gives a robust academic and leadership practical experience, ranging from formal lectures and presentations to tasks in operations, study and enhancement, policy, and knowledge evaluation, all within just the context of the position of a nationwide library on the nationwide and worldwide stage.

More data on the Affiliate Fellowship Program is available at:

Brianna Chatmon gained her MLIS at the University of Missouri in 2020. Although obtaining her diploma, Chatmon interned at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library. For the duration of her internship she worked on many assignments to mature her specialist community and produce a further information of healthcare librarianship. Chatmon assisted generate uncomplicated stick to along digital tutorials to guide overall health gurus and healthcare learners in their database searches.  Chatmon also assisted with neighborhood overall health outreach things to do at regional and nearby conferences. Also, Chatmon, worked at Hugh Stephens library in which she assisted coordinate regular library programming and interactive exhibits and assisted with a stack servicing project to downsize a 300,000-guide assortment digitally and physically. Chatmon retains a BG in Liberal Arts and Science from the University of Kansas.


Allison Cruise

Allison Cruise gained her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in December 2019. Although completing her diploma, she worked as an intern at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, partaking in knowledge entry duties, offering document shipping providers and assisting study analysts and library guests. Although at North Carolina Biotechnology Center, she turned a full-time study associate, maintaining a consumer database, assisting with an embedded librarianship agreement and offering literature searches and other study tasks. She retains a BS in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 


Levi Dolan

Levi Dolan gained his MLIS from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the Spring of 2020.  At MU, he was the graduate library assistant for the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library and a study assistant for the Nationwide Community of Libraries of Medicine.  For the duration of his time in library college, he also worked as a library supervisor and tutor at Stephens School in Columbia, MO.  For his practicum, he was a teaching assistant and co-project supervisor for a Library Carpentries workshop held in St. Louis, sponsored by the Missouri Hub of the Electronic Community Library of The united states.  He was elected president of MU’s ALA College student Chapter for 2018-2019, and served on the University Libraries College student Advisory Committee.  He retains a BTh in Theology from Ozark Christian School.


Amanda Sawyer

Amanda Sawyer will graduate with her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in August 2020. Sawyer has a track record in archives and electronic providers in both of those museums and libraries. She has worked as the Electronic Projects Assistant at Gumberg Library, Duquesne University because 2018 in which she contributes to knowledge evaluation and visualization tasks, manages electronic collections and assists with university’s institutional repository, and provides reference providers. Sawyer retains a BA in Background, New music, and Chinese and an MA in Museum Reports from Baylor University.