Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The SLIS keeps on having good news! I am very thrilled to make this announcement to you. Patrick McLaughlin has been chosen as one of the 2008-2009 NLM Postgraduate Fellows. The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program, one of the most prestigious LIS postgraduate programs, 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 (For more information see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/index.html).
It is a great honor for an LIS student to be chosen as an NLM Fellow. Many of the NLM postgraduate fellows have become leaders in the fields of health sciences librarianship/health informatics. The competition this year was fierce. Twenty candidates were invited for on-site interviews. Only four candidates were chosen, and Patrick is one of them. He will be the second NLM Fellow from our program. Ms. Julie Gaines (the Community and Technology Liaison Librarian of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio) was our first.
Patrick is graduating this semester with an outstanding academic record. Please help me cheer for his accomplishments as we are so proud of him. Our students rock!
Feili Tu, Ph.D.