PNR Rendezvous – NLM Associate Fellowship Program – 10/17/18

PNR Rendezvous – NLM Associate Fellowship Program – 10/17/18


>>HELLO EVERYONE, I’M CAROLYN MARTIN, I WILL BE HOSTING TODAY’S PNR RENDEZVOUS SESSION. WHAT DO LISA BOYD, JESSE VAN DER VOLGEN, AND KATE FLEWELLING HAVE IN COMMON? BESIDES WORKING HERE AT THE NATIONAL LIBRARIES OF MEDICINE, THEY WERE ALSO NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ASSOCIATE FELLOWS. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH THE PROGRAM AND MAYBE YOU WORK WITH ONE OR ARE ONE YOURSELF. TODAY WE HAVE A CURRENT FELLOW WHO I WILL INTRODUCE IN JUST A BIT. BUT FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO REVIEW A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO USE OUR WEBINAR SYSTEM. AS YOU PROBABLY ALREADY NOTICED YOU WERE MUTED AS YOU ENTERED THE WEBINAR, AND THAT MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UNMUTE YOURSELVES. AFTER OUR PRESENTATION IS DONE, YOU WILL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO VERBALLY ASK QUESTIONS OR MAKE COMMENTS, BUT FOR NOW YOU CAN TYPE YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS IN THE CHAT BOX AND JUST MAKE SURE THAT THOSE ARE GOING OUT TO ALL PARTICIPANTS SO WE CAN ALL SEE YOUR QUESTIONS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ACCESS TO THE CLOSED CAPTIONING, THE LINK IS THERE ON THE SCREEN FOR YOU TO USE. WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD TAKE SOME TIME NOW TO FILL OUT A SURVEY FOR US. THE LINK IS THERE IN THE CHAT BOX. JUST A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS ARE BEING ASKED AND NOTHING PERSONAL. IT’S JUST TO GIVE US A BETTER IDEA OF WHO WE ARE REACHING IN THESE SESSIONS. AND I’LL GIVE YOU A FEW SECONDS TO FILL THAT OUT BEFORE WE MOVE ON. FOR ATTENDING TODAY’S PNR RENDEZVOUS, EITHER LIVE OR VIA THE RECORDING YOU CAN GET A MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CE CREDIT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THIS CREDIT, PLEASE STAY ON THE WEBINAR AND AT THE END WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ON OBTAINING THAT. BUT PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR TAKING THE VALUATION WHETHER YOU WANT THE CE OR NOT. TODAY WE HAVE SHANNON SHERIDAN WHO IS A CURRENT NLM FELLOW IN HER SECOND YEAR WHERE SHE IS LOCATED AT THE HANNIMAN LIBRARY AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY IN PHILADELPHIA. SHANNON HAS A NUMBER OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS, BUT WHEN SHE VISITED THE PNR OFFICE THIS PAST FEBRUARY WE ALSO DISCOVERED THAT SHE’S A VERY GOOD-HUMORED AND FUN PERSON. AS WE LED HER AROUND THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AND SEATTLE. SO WELCOME, SHANNON, IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK AND I’LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU NOW.>>OKAY, THANK YOU, CAROLYN. IT’S REALLY GREAT TO HEAR TO TALK TO YOU GUYS TODAY. CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME ALL RIGHT? EVERYTHING’S GOOD?>>I THINK SO.>>OKAY.>>THANK YOU.>>SO BEFORE WE GET STARTED, I FIRST HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU GUYS. HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE NLM FELLOWSHIPS BEFORE TODAY? YOU SHOULD SEE IT OVER ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN, THE POLLING. CAN I GET A BASE LINE FOR HOW MUCH INFORMATION YOU GUYS MIGHT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS FELLOWSHIP BEFORE? WE’LL GIVE YOU GUYS A MINUTE OR TWO SO THAT IS- ->>LOOKS LIKE THE ANSWERS ARE ROLLING IN. I’LL SHOW YOU THE ANSWERS.>>EXCELLENT, THANK YOU.>>YEAH, THANK YOU. CAN YOU SEE THEM NOW?>>I CAN. ALL RIGHT, WOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE ACTUALLY HEARD OF THIS. IT’S NOT REALLY THAT SURPRISING FOR A HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIAN PEOPLE. A COUPLE OF NO ANSWERS, NO NOS, AND YES, BUT I DIDN’T KNOW CAN’T SEE WHAT IT WAS.>>BUT DIDN’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS.>>DIDN’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS. OKAY, DIDN’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS, THERE WE GO. OKAY. WELL, HOPEFULLY I’LL BE ABLE TO TEACH YOU GUYS A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THIS. HERE’S SOME HISTORY ABOUT THE PROGRAM. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SURPRISES PEOPLE ABOUT THIS FELLOWSHIP IS THAT IT’S ACTUALLY FAIRLY OLD. THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE STARTED IT IN 1957, IT WAS THE NLM INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. THIS IS A BIT MORE OF VOCATIONAL WORK WHERE DIFFERENT INTERNS WERE APPLYING THROUGHOUT THE LIBRARY AND WOULD ROTATE THROUGH THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS. SO YOU KNOW THE PROGRAM’S ALMOST 60 YEARS OLD IN ITS ENTIRETY, WHICH IS PRETTY COOL. ABOUT TEN YEARS AFTER THAT GOT STARTED, THERE WAS A BREAK DURING THE 1964 TO 1965 YEARS, AND THEN WHEN THE PROGRAM STARTED UP AGAIN IN 1966, IT NOW HAD A NEW NAME, THE NLM ASSOCIATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. AND IT ALSO HAD A NEW STRUCTURE THAT CONTINUES TO THIS DAY. OBVIOUSLY THE CONTENT HAS CHANGED A LITTLE BIT BUT THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM IS FAIRLY STABLE. AND I WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT STRUCTURE LATER ON IN THE PRESENTATION. SO WE GO ALONG FOR ABOUT 30 YEARS WHEN FELLOWS ARE COMING BE IN DOING THE ROTATIONS, GOING OUT. IN 1992 IS WHEN THEY FIRST STARTED ALLOWING ENTER NATIONAL FELLOWS, SO THERE HAVE BEEN FELLOWS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, CHINA, DIFFERENT COUNTRIES IN AFRICA, A FEW EUROPEAN LIBRARIES HAVE COME OVER, AND SO THAT IS STILL PART OF THE PROGRAM TO THIS DAY. AND THEN BEGINNING IN 1998 TO ’99 CLASS, THE OPTIONAL SECOND YEAR WAS ADDED TO THE PROGRAM. IN THIS SECOND YEAR A FELLOW CAN PARTICIPATE IN A FIELD PLACEMENT AT A HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY WHERE THEY GET A LOT MORE EXPERIENCE IN VARIOUS OPERATIONAL AREAS OF THE LIBRARY, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, AS YOU KNOW, SPENDING A YEAR AT NLM IS GREAT, BUT NLM IS ALSO VERY UNIQUE LIBRARY, CERTAINLY CAN’T BE CONSIDERED TYPICAL WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES. ALL RIGHT, A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND. SO EACH YEAR THERE’S ABOUT 3 TO 6 FELLOWS THAT REALLY DEPENDS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE APPLIED, HOW MANY PEOPLE NLM MAKES OFFERS TO TO COME JOIN THEM DOWN IN BETH HE IS TODAY MARYLAND AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ACCEPT THOSE POSITIONS. BUT THERE’S A VERY ROBUST COMMUNITY OF ALUMNI, OVER 200 PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN PART IN THIS PROGRAM, AND LIKE CAROLYN WAS SAYING, MAYBE YOU ARE ONE OF THEM, MAYBE YOU WORK WITH SOME OF THEM, THEY’RE IN LIBRARIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRIES AND ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND THEY CERTAINLY DON’T JUST STAY IN HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES, TOO, WHICH I THINK IS PRETTY COOL. SOME OF THEM GO OFF INTO OTHER FIELDS OR OTHER INFORMATION SCIENCE ROLES AS WELL. SO MAYBE IF YOU’RE LISTENING TO THIS AND YOU’RE A RECENT GRADUATE OF A LIBRARY SCIENCE PROGRAM OR YOU’RE SOMEBODY THAT’S INTERESTED IN A PROGRAM, WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS FELLOWSHIP? SO THE WAY THE PROGRAM IS SET UP, IT’S KIND OF A ONE-YEAR POST GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. SO IN ORDER TO APPLY YOU NEED A MASTERS DEGREE FROM AN ALA-ACCREDITED PROGRAM, AND THAT HAS TO EITHER BE EARNED BY AUGUST, RIGHT BEFORE THE YEAR STARTS, OR YOU HAVE TO HAVE GRADUATED FROM AN ALA PROGRAM WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS. SO THIS IS VERY MUCH FOCUSED AS EARLY CAREER LIBRARIAN, AND TO PROVIDE THE IN-DEPTH TRAINING FOR PEOPLE THAT MIGHT WANT TO BECOME HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIANS AND GET THAT EXPERIENCE. IT IS OPEN TO BOTH U.S. AND CANADIAN CITIZENS WHICH IS PRETTY COOL. U.S. CITIZENS DO GET FIRST PREFERENCE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS WHEN THEY’RE GOING THROUGH, BUT BOTH U.S. AND CANADIAN CITIZENS. THE ENTIRE APPLICATION IS NOW DONE ONLINE, AND IF YOU GOOGLE NLM, YOU CAN FIND THE PROGRAM PAGE. IT’S THE FIRST THING THAT POPS UP, AND THERE’S ALSO AT THE END OF THIS PRESENTATION, I HAVE A SLIDE WITH I THINK THERE’S THREE LINKS ON IT FOR VARIOUS ASPECTS, OR IF YOU JUST, I THINK THERE’S ONE THERE FOR A LINK TO THE APPLICATION PAGE, OR IF YOU, YOU KNOW, JUST WANT TO SHOOT ME AN E-MAIL THAT IS ALSO OKAY AND I CAN DIRECT YOU THERE. SO THE APPLICATIONS ARE DONE ONLINE, AND THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS ACTUALLY ALREADY OPEN FOR THE 2019-2020 YEAR, AND THAT DEADLINE IS JANUARY 25TH, 2019. THEY DO MOVE A LITTLE BIT FASTER THAN- – NOT FASTER, BUT EARLIER THAN A LOT OF JOBS THAT START IN AUGUST WHICH IF YOU’RE A STUDENT IN A PROGRAM IT CAN BE KIND OF NICE KNOWING YOU’VE GOT SOMEWHERE IN AUGUST, ALL THE WAY BACK. I THINK FINAL DECISION TENDS TO COME ABOUT LATE MARCH, EARLY APRIL, DEPENDING ON THE YEAR AFTER THEY BRING PEOPLE IN TO INTERVIEW ON. OH, AND I GUESS HOW DID I END UP HERE IS THE QUESTION THAT I GET A LOT. AS CAROLYN SAID I VISITED THEM AS PART OF THE FELLOWSHIP YEAR. BUT MY STORY FOR GETTING THERE IS A LITTLE BIT ODD. MOSTLY BECAUSE I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO BACKGROUND IN HEALTH SCIENCES. MY ONLY BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS, I GUESS YOU COULD CALL IT, IS BEING FROM A VERY SMALL TOWN IN CENTRAL PA THAT ARE A VERY, VERY LARGE HOSPITAL IN IT. GUYINGER HOSPITAL IS BASED THERE, AND I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT THIS IS THE ONE POINT WHEN I ENTERED HEALTH SCIENCES, IT’S THE ONLY TIME IN MY LIFE WHERE I COULD BE LIKE, OH, YES, I’M FROM DANVILLE AND ACTUALLY HAVE A CHANCE OF PEOPLE KNOWING WHERE THAT TOWN WAS. BUT SO GROWING UP THERE, EVERYBODY AND THEIR BROTHER WORKED FOR THE HOSPITAL, INCLUDING MY OWN FATHER WHO WAS A NURSE THERE, SO IT WAS VERY MUCH JUST KIND OF A PART OF LIFE. IT WAS JUST THE HOSPITAL WAS THERE. AND WHEN I WENT TO UNDERGRAD AT LYCOMING COLLEGE, YOU KNOW, I THOUGHT BRIEFLY ABOUT IT, BUT I WAS REALLY MORE INTERESTED IN HISTORY, AND SO I ENDED UP GOING TO LYCOMING COLLEGE AND MAJORING IN HISTORY, SPANISH, AND POLITICAL SCIENCE. MUCH TO MY FATHER’S CHAGRIN. I STILL REMEMBER BEING LIKE A SENIOR AND HE’S LIKE SHANNON, ARE YOU SURE YOU DON’T WANT TO GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL? MY LAST SCIENCE CLASS HAD BEEN BABY BIO, FRESHMAN YEAR, AND I THINK IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE TOO LATE. BUT YOU KNOW I ALWAYS HAD THAT SECURITY GROWING UP. BUT I TOOK A YEAR OFF TO GO TEACH ENGLISH, AND THEN APPLIED FOR A MASTERS PROGRAM FOR A LIBRARY INFORMATION DEGREE IN SCIENCE, AND I ENDED UP MOVING OUT TO PITTSBURGH AND GOING THERE. AND WHILE I WAS THERE ONE OF MY GOALS FOR AN IN-PERSON PROGRAM WAS I HAD THE ABILITY TO LIVE IN A CITY AND WORK IN LIBRARIES. I WORKED IN THREE SEPARATE LIBRARIES ONE WAS AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM WHERE I WORKED AT THE COMMUNITY COUNTY AS A REFERENCE INTERN. I DID NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS, AT CHABIN UNIVERSITY AND MY LAST LIBRARY I WORKED AT WAS ACTUALLY A SMALL HOSPITAL LIBRARY IN THE SOUTH HILLS IN ONE OF THE SUBURBS OF PITTSBURGH. AND IT WAS THERE THAT I REALLY KIND OF FOUND ALMOST MY NICHE AND WHAT I GOT EXCITED ABOUT. YOU KNOW, GOING INTO GRAD SCHOOL I HAD PLANNED TO JUST BE AN ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN AND PROBABLY IN A LITTLE COMMUNITY, HISTORY, SPANISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. BUT I REALLY ENJOYED THE QUESTIONS AND THE PEOPLE THAT I WAS WORKING WITH AT THE HOSPITAL LIBRARY. YOU KNOW, I WOULD GET REALLY INTERESTING, COMPLEX QUESTIONS, FOR THE DOCTORS AND THE NURSES BUT I WOULD ALSO GET THE PATIENTS COMING IN AND BEING ABLE TO HELP THEM WAS REALLY REWARDING ESPECIALLY FOR SOMEONE STILL IN SCHOOL. I WAS TALKING TO MY SUPERVISOR ABOUT IT AND I WAS LIKE WOW, THIS IS HEALTH SCIENCES, HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIANSHIP CAREER PATH MIGHT BE INTERESTING. I DON’T HAVE ANY BACKGROUND. MY LAST CLASS WAS YEARS AGO AND CERTAINLY NOT SOMETHING THAT I’D MAJORED IN. AND SHE WAS THE ONE THAT ACTUALLY TOLD ME ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. I THINK YOU SHOULD REALLY CONSIDER THIS, IT’S FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET STRONGER IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES, AND PUSH THEM MORE ON A CAREER TOWARDS HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIANSHIP IT’LL GIVE YOU LEADERSHIP, THERE’S TOOLS, THEY SHOW YOU HOW TO USE ALL THE SETS, AND THIS SOUNDS REALLY COOL. SO I APPLIED, AND WAS EVEN MORE SURPRISED WHEN I GOT IN. I WAS SUPER-EXCITED, AND ENDED UP DECIDING TO DO THE YEAR DOWN IN BETH HE IS TODAY, WHICH WAS I ENDED UP. SO I SIGNED INTO THE ASSOCIATES PROGRAM, A LITTLE BRASS TACKS ABOUT IT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE INTERESTED IN RIGHT NOW THERE IS A STIPEND WHICH YOU CAN FIND ON LINE BUT IT’S $54,000 FOR THE YEAR, IT’S BROKEN UP INTO MONTHLY PAYMENTS. THEY DO COVER SOME OF THE EXPENSES IN YOU GET IN AND DECIDE TO DO THE PROGRAM. YOU DO HAVE TO FIND YOUR OWN PLACE, IT’S QUITE AN EXPERIENCE IN D.C., ESPECIALLY SINCE I WAS LIVING IN PITTSBURGH AT THE TIME DIDN’T QUITE HAVE THAT EASE OF MOVEMENT WHERE I COULD JUST LIKE JUMP OVER AND SEARCH FOR A PLACE. D.C. CAN ALSO BE EXPENSIVE DEPENDING ON WHAT AREA YOU’RE LOOKING IN, AND THE REAL ESTATE MARKET THERE MOVES REALLY REALLY QUICKLY. YOU WOULD SEE PLACES AND THEY WOULD BE GONE TWO OR THREE DAYS LATER. AND A LOT OF IT ALSO DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF COMMUTE YOU WANT AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. D.C. HAS A HUGE VARIETY OF TOWNS THAT SURROUND US, SO YOU KNOW YOU COULD LIVE DOWN WITH COLLEGE STUDENTS OR A QUIET SUBURB. A LOT OF IT DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF COMMUTE YOU WANT AND THE TYPE OF NEIGHBORHOOD YOU WANT. I WANTED AN EASY COMMUTE ABOVE ANYTHING ELSE SO I ACTUALLY FOUND A ROOM IN A HOUSE IN BETHESDA WHERE NIH IS, AND I WAS ROOMMATES WITH A COUPLE OF OTHER SCIENTISTS THAT WERE ALSO AT NIH. AND IT ENDED UP BEING A NICE SITUATION. I REALLY FEEL GREAT, THE COMMUTE TO WORK WAS GREAT. BETHESDA IS A COOL DOWNTOWN WITH A NICE DOWNTOWN AND IT WAS REALLY NICE. SO I MENTIONED A LITTLE BIT EARLIER HOW THE YEAR AT ALLEN IS KIND OF STRUCTURES AND IT’S A PRETTY SOLID STRUCTURE THAT CHANGES YEAR TOO YEAR. IT’S BROKEN INTO TWO BIG CHUNKS OF THE FALL AND THE SPRING. FALL IS WHERE MOST OF OUR CURRICULUM HAPPENS. A LOT OF THAT LEARNING AND TEACHING OF THE HEALTH SCIENCE TOOLS AND KIND OF WHAT THEY DO TO PREPARE YOU MORE FOR HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIANSHIP. THIS LASTS FOUR TO FIVE MONTHS AND IT’S A STRUCTURED CURRICULUM DEVELOPED AND DELIVERED BY NLM STAFF. WHEN YOU’RE LEARNING ABOUT NLM CATALOGING OR MESH APPLICATION TO INDEXING YOU ARE TALKING TO THE INDEXERS OF THE JOURNALS AND YOU ARE TALKING TO THE CATALOGERS THAT WORK AT NLM WHICH IS EXCITING GETTING TO CHAT ABOUT THIS STUFF WITH THE EXPERTS. AND YOU HEAR FROM ALL PARTS OF THE LIBRARY, EVERYTHING FROM MANAGEMENT TO INDEXING TO RESEARCH, WE GOT TO HEAR IT ALL, SEE IT ALL, TALK TO A LOT OF REALLY SMART PEOPLE, WHICH WAS REALLY REALLY INFORMATIVE, AND HELPED GIVE ME A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE KIND OF RESOURCES THAT IT TOOK TO MAKE A NATIONAL LIBRARY FUNCTION. AND FURTHER MORE THAN HOW THOSE RESOURCES A LOT OF TIMES ARE USED BY OTHER HEALTH LIBRARIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. ANOTHER PART OF THE FALL THAT IS A LITTLE BIT SMALLER IS THE FALL PROJECT THAT YOU WORK ON. PROJECTS ARE A REALLY BIG PART OF THE ASSOCIATE PROGRAM AS WELL. OUR BIGGEST ONES ARE IN THE SPRING BUT JOIN US IN THE FALL WE HAVE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS IN THE LIBRARY, AND I WILL TALK ABOUT MINE A LITTLE BIT MORE LATER. AND THEN THE SECOND BIG PORTION IS IN THE SPRING WHICH REALLY IS MORE LIKE A LITTLE BIT BEFORE YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY CONSIDER SPRING. BUT DURING THIS TIME ALL OF THE ASSOCIATES WORK ON TWO MAJOR PROJECTS WITH DIFFERENT DIVISIONS IN THE LIBRARY. IT TENDS TO BE A BIT MORE UNSTRUCTURED TIME LINE, AND YOU KNOW, YOU KIND OF SET YOUR OWN AGENDA FOR THE DAY, WHO YOU GET TO MEET WITH, DOING THE WORK THAT YOU NEED TO GET DONE. AND FOR MOST OF THESE PROJECTS YOU DON’T NEED ANY EXPERIENCE. ONE OF THE NICE THINGS THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN GOING ON SO LONG IS THAT IT’S KIND OF BECOME WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF NLM AS A WHOLE SO A LOT OF THE DEPARTMENTS AND DIVISIONS WHEN THEY PUT TOGETHER THESE PROJECT IDEAS KIND OF HAVE AN IDEA WHAT THEY’RE WORKING WITH. SO EVERYONE IS LIKE REALLY OPEN TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE PROJECT THAT THEY HAVE COMPOSED OR IDEAS THEY MIGHT HAVE THAT YOU MIGHT FIND INTERESTING TO WORK ON. SO YOU WRITE REPORTS THEN ON ALL OF THESE PROJECTS BOTH THE FALL AND THE SPRING, AND THERE’S A CAP STONE PRESENTATION AT THE END OF THE YEAR IN AUGUST THAT YOU GIVE TO ALL OF YOUR PEERS ABOUT ONE OF THE SPRING PROJECTS THAT YOU’VE BEEN WORKING ON. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I GET ASKED, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING IN TO INTERVIEW WAS ABOUT THE CURRICULUM PORTION, AND ONE OF THE NICE THINGS RESPECT, I THINK, FOR ME COMING BE BASICALLY RIGHT OUT OF GRAD SCHOOL AND GOING INTO THAT CURRICULUM PORTION, I WAS STILL KIND OF IN THE SCHOOLING MIND SET. BUT I DO KNOW SOMETIMES THAT CAN BE ONE OF THE MORE CHALLENGING PORTIONS OF THE YEAR FOR PEOPLE THAT MAYBE THEY’RE NOT QUITE USED TO THAT SETTING ANY MORE, OR THEY’VE BEEN OUT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS. SO THAT’S VERY MUCH A PERSONAL THING TO CONSIDER. AND WE TELL THAT TO ALL OF THE POTENTIAL FELLOWS THAT COME TO INTERVIEW, LIKE MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE AWARE THAT IT’LL KIND OF BE LIKE BEING BACK IN SCHOOL FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. BUT I PERSONALLY FOUND IT REALLY REWARDING AND REALLY HELPFUL IN THE OVERALL SCHEME OF THINGS. SO THOSE ARE LIKE THE WAYS THAT THE YEAR’S KIND OF SPLIT UP. BUT SPRINKLED THROUGHOUT THERE’S A LOT OF LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. WE WORK ON LEADERSHIP SKILLS, EITHER WE HAVE STRENGTH FINDER SESSIONS, A LOT OF DISCUSSION, PERSONAL EVALUATION, LOOKING AT OUR OWN LEADERSHIP STYLES. WE ALSO GET TO TALK WITH OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR LEADERSHIP STYLES, BY MEETING WITH ALL OF THE HEADS OF THE DIVISIONS AT THE LIBRARY. SO YOU KNOW GETTING DOWN TO SIT WITH JOYCE THACKER HEAD OF LIBRARY OPERATIONS AND HEAR KIND OF WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A MANAGER. BECAUSE A REALLY BIG PART OF THE PROGRAM, IN ADDITION TO PREPARING LIBRARIANS TO BE A BETTER HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIAN IS ALSO TO HELP THEM BE HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY LEADERS FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD. AND SO YOU KNOW DISCUSSING, GETTING TO DISCUSS DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND CHALLENGES WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR A WHILE WAS REALLY HELPFUL. BUT PART OF THAT WE ALSO GOT TO VISIT WITH OTHER LIBRARIES TO TALK TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIBRARIANS AND YOU KNOW PEOPLE IN MANAGERIAL ROLES THOSE INSTITUTIONS. WE WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, WE WENT OVER TO WALTER REED JUST TO GIVE TWO EXAMPLES TWO VERY DIFFERENT LIBRARIES THAT ARE EVEN DIFFERENT FROM NLM ITSELF SO A LOT OF DIFFERENT EXPOSURE TO THE FIELD. WHICH WAS REALLY HELPFUL. A CAREER LIBRARY TO SEE WHAT DIFFERENT LIBRARIES ARE LIKE. ANOTHER REALLY COOL PART OF IT WHICH IS ACTUALLY HOW I MET CAROLYN AND MADDIE IS THE PRACTICUM IN THE EARLY SPRING, IT’S A WEEK-LONG VISIT TO OTHER HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES IN THE COUNTRY TO SEE WHAT A MORE TYPICAL HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY IS LIKE, OR A SPECIFIC KIND OF HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY YOU’RE INTERESTED IN. SO I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE WEEKS TO GO VISIT THE UNIVERSITY OF SEATTLE AND THE PNL GROUP IS THAT UP THERE AND SEE THE DIFFERENT THINGS THEY WERE DOING BECAUSE OF MY INTEREST IN ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES, AND ALSO THE NNLM AS A WHOLE. THE BUT THE OTHER FELLOWS NICOLE AND GABRIELLE, NICOLE WENT TO CHICAGO AND VISITED NORTH WESTERN AND THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION LIBRARY. SO MAYBE A NON-TRADITIONAL HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY YOU WOULD THINK OF. GABRIELLE WHO WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND MORE ARCHIVES WENT TO NEW YORK AND VISITED SEVERAL ARCHIVES THROUGHOUT THE CITY THERE DURING HER WEEK. AND THEN THE LAST PART OF THE ASSOCIATE PROGRAM IS THE OPTIONAL SECOND YEAR AT A HOST INSTITUTION WHICH IS WHAT I’M DOING BE RIGHT NOW. I WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT LATER, AND GO A LITTLE IN DEPTH TO GIVE YOU GUYS AN OVERVIEW ON WHAT I WAS DOING FOR MY FALL PROJECT. THE FIRST ONE THAT I DID WAS WITH NCBI, WITH THE STAFF SCIENTISTS LOOKING AT MALARIA NOTATIONS. WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO IS CREATE AN APP THAT CAN LOOK AT A BLOOD SLIDE SAMPLE AND USING DEEP LEARNING ACTUALLY COUNT HOW MANY CELLS ARE INFECTED WITH MALARIA. NORMALLY PRESIDENT WAY THIS IS DONE IS VISUALLY AND YOU COUNT BY HAND BY A TRAINED PHLEBOTOMIST WHICH CAN BE REALLY DIFFICULT IN RESOURCE-POOR COUNTRIES AND ALSO VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO HUMAN ERROR THAT’S WHY THEY’RE TRYING TO AUTOMATE THIS PROCESS. MY ROLE INITIALLY I WAS ALSO FINISHING THE ANNOTATIONS WHICH WAS DRYING CIRCLES AROUND CELLS, THE INFECTED CELLS AND UNINFECTED CELLS. BUT THEN I ALSO GOT TO DO A LITTLE BIT OF DATA CLEANING ONCE THE SLIDES WERE ANNOTATED THEY’D HAD A LOT OF STUDENTS WORKING ON IT SO THERE WERE A LOT OF DIFFERENT HANDS IN THE DATA. I STANDARDIZED THAT FOR THEM AND THEY’RE STILL WORKING ON THE NEXT PART WHICH WILL ENTAIL RELEASING TEST SETS TO THE GENERAL POPULATION FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO TRY AND DEVELOP AN ALGORITHM. IF SOMEONE CAN BEET THEM THAT’S GREAT THAT MEANS WE HAVE A MORE EFFECTIVE ALGORITHM GOING ON. I HAVE INCLUDED THE LINK TWO THAT PROJECT ON HERE IF ANYBODY IS WILLING TO DO THAT. THE SECOND FALL PROJECT THAT I WORKED ON WAS IN LINE PLUS ALEXA SCALE. IT WAS STARTED ON THE MID LINE PLUS TEAM LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING MED LINE PLUS CONTENT IN AN ALEXA APP. MY ORIGINAL FOR THE PROJECT WAS CONTENT OPTIMIZATION, WHICH IS A FANCY WAY OF SAYING THAT I WAS TAKING THE INFORMATION FROM PUB MED AND PUTTING IT INTO A SPREAD SHEET WE COULD UPLOAD TO ALEXA FOR HER TO RESPOND TO. YOU KNOW, MOSTLY KIND OF THIS PARING DOWN INFORMATION TO A SENTENCE OR TWO THAT WOULD CONVEY WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR. THIS IS ACTUALLY A LOT OF FUN, AND THE TEAM I WORKED ON WAS GREAT, EVEN THOUGH I JUST CAME IN AS THE OPTIMIZER. BY THE END OF IT I FELT LIKE I WAS REALLY PART OF THE TEAM, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT CONVERSATION FLOWS AND DIAGRAMMING WHAT THE BEST WAY FOR ALEXA TO RESPOND TO THE QUESTIONS WOULD BE. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN AND A LOT OF ITERATIVE TESTING AND YELLING AT ALEXA, I WON’T LIE, ON OCCASION. IN THE CURRENT STATUS OF THAT PROJECT IS IT’S KIND OF ON THE MANAGERIAL SHELF AT THE MOMENT. THEY’RE LOOKING INTO SOME OF THE PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS THAT GO INTO WORKING ON A PLATFORM LIKE ALEXA, AND ASKING ABOUT HEALTH QUESTIONS. THIS PHOTO ON THE LEFT WAS ACTUALLY FROM OUR VALENTINES DAY TESTING KIND OF PARTY THAT WE DID. WE INVITED PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE LIBRARY TO COME IN AND PLAY WITH ALEXA AND BASICALLY WE ASKED THEM TO BREAK HER SO WE COULD FIGURE OUT WHERE WE HAD BUGS AND WHAT WASN’T WORKING. AND THERE WAS CHOCOLATE AROUND VALENTINES DAY AND IT WAS A VERY GOOD TIME. SO SPRING PROJECTS, THEN, THESE TENDED TO BE A LOT LARGER AND A LOT MORE COMPLICATED. AND WE’RE OFTENTIMES TAILORED TO SPECIFIC INTERESTS THAT ASSOCIATE FELLOWS HAVE. I MENTIONED EARLIER GABRIELLE ONE OF THE OTHER ASSOCIATES WAS VERY INTERESTED IN HISTORY OF MEDICINE, AND SHE DID A PROJECT PROCESSING ONE OF THE VIDEO COLLECTIONS THAT SHE THEY HAD AND SHE WAS DOING COPY WRIGHT RESEARCH WITH THE COPY RIGHT WORKING GROUP AT NLM. NICOLE IS INTERESTED IN DATA VISUALIZATION AND SHE ACTUALLY WORKED WITH THE NNLM NETWORK COORDINATING OFFICES HEAD QUARTERED AT THE NNLM, AND ALSO DID WITH DISASTER LITERATURE SEARCHING. I, ON THE OTHER HAND, STARTED WITH SOME DATA ANALYSIS. THIS WAS VERY MUCH A KIND OF MY CHANCE TO PLAY WITH THINGS IN THE LIBRARY AND HAVE IT BE OKAY IF I BROKE THEM. BECAUSE I HAD NEVER DONNY DATA ANALYSIS OR DATA MANAGEMENT BEFORE. AND SO I WORKED WITH A STAFF SCIENTIST TO WORK ON HIS PUB MED DATA ANALYSIS. WHAT THAT MEANT IS WE WERE LOOKING AT LITERATURE TRENDS IN THE FORM OF MESH TERMS AND COMPARING THEIR TRENDS OVER TIME TO REAL-WORLD DATA. SO SPECIFICALLY WE GOT DATA FROM MEDICAID, AND LOOKED AT PRESCRIPTION DRUG INFORMATION, YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS THE PREVALENCE OF IT IN THE LITERATURE VERSUS WHAT KIND OF TRANSFER WE’RE SEEING IN DOCTORS PRESCRIBING THESE MEDICATIONS, AND THEN LATER WHEN I DID MY SUB-PROJECT, I LOOKED INTO MEDICAL PROCEDURES, SO THINGS LIKE SURGERY, AND DIFFERENT THINGS THAT FELL UNDER THAT PURVIEW AS WELL. IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE TO WORK ON MY SKILLS, SOMETHING I’D BEEN INTERESTED IN DOING BUT HADN’T REALLY HAD A PROJECT TO USE TO THAT EFFECT. AND SO THIS WAS DEFINITELY MY MORE CHALLENGING STRETCHING THE LIMITS KIND OF THINGS AND THE SCIENTIST THAT I WORKED WITH WHO WAS VERY HELPFUL, VERY PATIENT, HE ACTUALLY KIND OF DID A PROOF OF CONCEPT BY THE END OF IT AND PRESENTED IT AT A POST CONFERENCE AND WE WERE PLENTY EXCITED ABOUT THAT. THE SECOND PROJECT THAT I WORKED ON WAS FEDERAL LEGISLATION TRACKING. YOU KNOW, I WAS A POLY SCI MAJOR LIVING RIGHT NEXT TO WASHINGTON, D.C. I COULDN’T SAY NO TO THIS OPPORTUNITY. BUT WHAT THIS ENTAILED WAS WORKING WITH THE POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE TEAM AT THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE TO LOOK AT AND PAY ATTENTION TO BILLS THAT WERE KIND OF BEING CONSIDERED AND POLICY THAT WAS BEING IMPLEMENTED. AND AT A NATIONAL LEVEL ALSO TO SEE WHETHER IT WOULD IMPACT NLM, NIH KIND OF AS AN INSTITUTION, BUT ALSO SHOW HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES AS A WHOLE. SO THE WAY I WOULD DO THAT IS WE DID HAVE A TRACKING SYSTEM, WE USED CQ WHICH SENDS E-MAIL UPDATES WHENEVER THE SEARCH PARAMETERS THAT WE HAVE SET UP KIND OF GOT A HIT WITH THE DAILY LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION THAT THEY WERE GETTING. AND IT ALSO THEN ALLOWED ME TO LIKE KEEP TRACK OF THOSE, SO IT WOULD BE LIKE YES THIS IS A BILL WE ARE INTERESTED IN, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS ON IT. SO IT WAS REALLY INTERESTING TO KIND OF SEE HOW THAT LEGISLATION COULD AFFECT, YOU KNOW, LIBRARIES WHICH YOU DON’T REALLY TEND TO THINK OF LEGISLATION AND LIBRARIES IN THE SAME SENTENCE. BUT IT WAS VERY INTERESTING FOR THAT, IN THAT RESPECT. ALSO I GOT TO WORK ON CONGRESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS THAT NLM HAD, SO THEY DO MLA DO AN ANNUAL DAY UP ON THE HILL WHERE THEY GO AND VISIT WITH SENATORS AND CONGRESS MEN, AND TO LOBBY FOR MONEY FOR NLM, IT’S A GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE SO IT CAN’T LOBBY FOR ITS OWN MONEY BUT THEY WOULD GO AND TALK TO THE SENATORS ABOUT THE PRODUCTS THAT THEY USE THAT NLM CREATES I GOT TO DO A LOT OF BACKGROUND RESEARCH TO THAT GOING TO THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS IN NLM AND GETTING THEIR NUMBERS, HOW MANY NEW DATABASES DO WE HAVE? HOW MANY PEOPLE START SOMETHING ON MED LINE PLUS THIS LAST YEAR? SO THAT WAS REALLY INTERESTING AND AN EXAMPLE OF SOME OF THE WORK THAT I DID WITH THEM. SO NOW, I’M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE SECOND YEAR OF THE FELLOWSHIP WHICH IS WHERE I’M AT RIGHT NOW HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY. SO HOW DOES THE SECOND YEAR WORK? IT IS OPTIONAL FOR FELLOWS, AND IT’S ACTUALLY NOT GUARANTEED, EITHER. IT’S KIND OF ONE OF THOSE, YOU KNOW, THERE’S THE OPPORTUNITY FOR IT, SHOULD IT ARISE. AND THE REASON IT’S NOT GUARANTEED IS BECAUSE WE ARE RELIANT ON HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES TO HOST US AS SECOND YEAR FELLOWS. YOU KNOW, WITHOUT YOU GUYS AND THE HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES WE WOULD FINISH NLM1 AND GO INTO THE REAL-TIME JOB MARKET. THE REASON I SPECIFICALLY CHOSE TO DO A SECOND YEAR, BECAUSE IT IS TRUE, NOT EVERYBODY DOES. I KNOW MANY ALUMNI FELLOWS WHO DID THEIR YEAR AND WENT OUT AND GOT FULL-TIME JOBS BECAUSE THAT WAS WHAT KIND OF FIT WITH THEIR CAREER PATH. FOR ME PERSONALLY, I CHOSE IT BECAUSE AFTER BEING AT NLM FOR A YEAR I YOU FELT LIKE I HAD LEARNED A LOT ABOUT HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIANSHIP AND I HAD A MUCH STRONGER BACKGROUND ABOUT THE RESOURCES AND THE TOOLS AND THE PROBLEMS, AND YOU KNOW, KIND OF ALL OF THE THINGS THAT GO ALONG WITH IT. AND SO I HAD THAT BACKGROUND, AND WHILE I HAD BEEN IN GRAD SCHOOL I HAD THAT EXPERIENCE IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES, BUT I REALLY WANTED TO SEE HOW THE TWO MELDED TOGETHER IN AN ACADEMIC HEALTH LIBRARY. THE YEAR I WAS AT NLM I MISSED TEACHING AND THAT WAS SOMETHING I REALLY ENJOYED AND INTERACTING WITH STUDENTS AND FACULTY WHICH ISN’T SOMETHING THAT NLM REALLY DOES. IS THEY HAVE THEIR OWN STRENGTHS THEY DO REALLY REALLY WELL BUT THAT WAS THE ONE THING I KIND OF MISSED WHILE I WAS THERE SO I KNEW I WANTED TO GO BACK INTO ACADEMIA. BY TRYING TO GET A SECOND YEAR POSITION I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO KIND OF MIX THE TWO INTERESTS TOGETHER BEFORE APPLYING FOR A PERMANENT POSITION NEXT YEAR. SO IN THE SECOND YEAR, IN THIS FIELD PLACEMENT YOU THINK OF IT AS A POST-BAC, IF YOU WISH. WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO PROJECTS IN VARIOUS AREAS OF THE LIBRARY, OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE LEADERS OF THE INSTITUTION AND WITHIN THE PROFESSION. A LOT OF IT REALLY DEPENDS ON WHERE ONE GOES. SO HOW, IF YOU ARE EYE LIBRARY HOW WOULD YOU PUT IN? HOW WOULD YOU LET THE NLM FELLOWS THAT YES WE’D LIKE TO HOST YOU NEXT YEAR. SO CATHY DUNN WHO IS THE CURRENT NLM FELLOWSHIP COORDINATOR SHE PUTS OUT A LETTER OF INTEREST ONLINE THAT’S OPEN TO ANYBODY. I KNOW SHE DOES IT ON SEVERAL LIST SERVES AND IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN IT THAT’S ALSO OKAY. I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE SHE PUTS IT OUT. BUT BASICALLY IT’S AN OPEN INVITATION. ANY LIBRARY, ANY HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY THAT IS INTERESTED CAN SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST WHICH IS SIGNALLING TO NLM THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOSTING BE A FELLOW. SO WITH THAT LETTER OF INTEREST, YOU HAVE TO INCLUDE THE PREFECTOR NAMES, SO WHO’S GOING TO BE MANAGING THE FELLOW FOR THE YEAR THEY’RE THERE, A LETTER OF FINANCIAL COMMITMENT AND FUNDING FOR THE ASSOCIATE, BECAUSE UNFORTUNATELY NLM DOES NOT CONTINUE TO PAY OUR SALARY. THAT IS UP TO THE HOST INSTITUTION, AND THEN FINALLY THE LETTER OF INTEREST WOULD INCLUDE A POSSIBLE PROJECT AREA THAT YOU HAD IN MIND FOR THE FELLOW TO WORK ON. THERE’S A MINIMUM OF TWO, BUT YOU KNOW, YOU CAN PUT, IF YOU HAVE LOTS OF AREAS THAT ARE POSSIBLE PROJECT AREAS YOU CAN PUT MANY MORE IF YOU SO DESIRE. SO THAT LETTER OF INTEREST GOES IN, AND IF ANYONE THAT IS LISTENING IS INTERESTED AND HAS NEVER SEEN THE CALL GO OUT BEFORE FOR THOSE LETTERS OF INTEREST, IF YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH ME AND LET ME KNOW I CAN GIVE YOUR CONTACT, OR YOU, I CAN GIVE YOU KAHTYL DUNN’S CONTACT INFORMATION SO SHE CAN ADD YOU TO HER LIST OF PLACES THAT SHE SENDS THE LETTER. SO THE DEADLINE FOR THE LETTERS TENDS TO BE IN APRIL. THIS YEAR IT WAS APRIL 3RD, TO BE SPECIFIC, AND THEN FOLLOWING THAT SUBMISSION DEADLINE THE FELLOWS TAKE TIME TO REVIEW THE APPLICATIONS AND THEN THEY ARE THE ONES THAT GET IN TOUCH WITH SCIENCE AND LIBRARIES THAT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN. THIS CAN INVOLVE AN INTERVIEW, A PHYSICAL IN-PERSON INTERVIEW WHERE A FELLOW COULD GO OUT AND VISIT THE SITE. I DID THAT WITH DREXEL BECAUSE I HAD NOT BEEN THERE, OR I HAD NOT BEEN HERE BEFORE UNTIL I WANTED TO COME AND MEET THE PEOPLE AND DISCUSS THE PROJECT AREAS, GET A FEEL FOR THE INSTITUTION. SOME FELLOWS SOMETIMES END UP GOING AND DECIDING TO GO WHERE THEY’VE GONE FOR PRACTICUM EARLIER IN THE YEAR, SO NICOLE STRAYHORN WHO HAD GONE TO THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, THEY SUBMITTED A LETTER OF INTEREST, SO SHE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO GO INTERVIEW. SHE WAS LIKE YES, I’M VERY EXCITED TO WORK WITH YOU GUYS. SO SHE DIDN’T EVEN DO THE INTERVIEW PORTION. BUT THAT IS VERY MUCH LIKE A STANDARD IF IT’S SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN, AN INTERVIEW IS SOMETHING THAT TENDS TO HAPPEN. GENERALLY DECISIONS ARE MADE BY THE FELLOW BY JUNE OR JULY, SHE LIKES US TO HAVE THEM IN AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. BUT YOU KNOW IT DOES SOMETIMES TAKE A LOT OF CONSIDERATION DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU WANT TO GO. AND THEN ONCE A SCHOOL AND A FELLOW HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT THERE’S A LOT OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THEM, BETWEEN KATHYL AND THEM, AND NLM, TO MAKE SURE THERE’S CLEAR EXPECTATIONS EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE COMING YEAR. AND ONE OF THE LINKS IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING OF INTEREST FOR ANY OF YOU, ONE OF THE LINKS AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION IS ALSO FOR THE PAGE THAT LINKS TO INFORMATION ABOUT HOSTING AS A PART OF YOUR INSTITUTION. ONE FINAL THING TO KEEP IN MIND IS BOTH THE INSTITUTION AND THE SECOND YEAR FELLOW ARE PROVIDED WITH A STIPULATE END FROM NLM FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. EVEN THOUGH THE HOST INSTITUTION IS THE ONE THAT IS PAYING THE FELLOW’S SALARY, YOU DO RECEIVE SOME FUNDS FROM NLM FOR PROFESSION THE DEVELOPMENT BOAST AT A PRECEPTOR AND AS A SECOND YEAR FELLOW. FOR EXAMPLE, WITH ME I AM CURRENTLY TAKING A LIBRARY METADATA CLASS AND GETTING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDS, I’M INTERESTED IN RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT AND IT WILL MOST LIKELY LEAD TO ME DEALING WITH META DATA IN THE PAST PROBABLY EVEN HERE AT DREXEL. IF NOT FOR THE USE OF CONFERENCES, PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS, DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU’RE INTERESTED IN. SO NOW, I HAVE A SECOND QUESTION, YOU KNOW, MAKE SURE THAT I’M COMMUNICATING WELL WITH YOU GUYS. DOES THE HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY NEED TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST FOR A SECOND YEAR ASSOCIATE FELLOW? AND THIS POLL WILL ALSO OPEN UP ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE. GO AHEAD AND TAKE A MINUTE. .>>THE ANSWERS ARE COMING IN. .>>YAY. THIS ONE DOES FEEL A LITTLE BIT MORE LIKE A QUIZ.>>PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT IT.>>THEY’RE LIKE OH, WHAT DID SHE SAY ON THAT LAST SLIDE?>>IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S SLOWED DOWN, ALTHOUGH THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T ANSWERED YET. SO I INVITE WHOEVER HASN’T ANSWERED JUST HAZARD A GUESS>>I THINK ONE OF THOSE IS ME ACTUALLY BECAUSE I GET THE POLL QUESTION TOO. THERE. I JUST STUCK ANOTHER ONE IN.>>I’M GOING TO CLOSE THIS POLL NOW. LET’S SEE, THERE’S ABOUT 15 MORE SECONDS. OF WEBEX IS COUNTING DOWN.>>PLAY LIKE THE JEOPARDY THEME SONG OR SOMETHING TO PLAY.>>YES, I KNOW. ALL RIGHT, HERE IS THE RESULT.>>NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE INVITED TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST. IF YOU OR YOUR HEALTH SCIENCE LETTER ARE INTERESTED IN HOSTING A FELLOW, YOU ARE FREE TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST AS LONG AS IT HAS ALL OF THE REQUIRED COMPONENTS. YOU DON’T NEED LIKE A SPECIAL INVITATION, DESIGNATION LIKE YES, YOU MAY SUBMIT A LETTER. SO THAT’S MY WAY OF ENCOURAGING YOU GUYS IF YOU THINK IT’S SOMETHING YOUR INSTITUTE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN OR CAPABLE OF DOING, YOU KNOW, FEEL FREE TO LOOK INTO IT. SO OUR SECOND YEAR. I FORTUNATELY HAD A PRETTY CLOSE MOVE JUST FROM D.C. TO PHILADELPHIA, WHICH MADE APARTMENT HUNTING MUCH EASIER, AND FOR IF ANYBODY HAS A POTENTIAL ASSOCIATE FELLOW, NLM DOES COVER SOME MOVING COSTS UP TO A POINT TOO FOR THIS PARTICULAR MOVE. I’M REALLY ENJOYING IT SO FAR, IT’S A REALLY FUN CITY, AND EVERYONE HERE AT DREXEL HAS BEEN VERY WELCOMING AND VERY NICE AND VERY EXCITED TO GET STARTED WORKING ON PROJECTS, TOO. ONE OF THE IMPORTANT COMPONENTS OF THE SECOND YEAR IS THE SECOND YEAR PLAN, WHICH IS WRITTEN AFTER A FELL LEE STARTS AT THE HOST INSTITUTION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THEIR PRECEPTOR, AND IT KIND OF OUTLINES YOUR MAJOR PLANS AND PROJECT AREAS FOR THE YEAR, AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/PRECEPTOR YOU’RE WORKING ON ALSO A BUDGET FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND AND HOW YOU’RE HOPING TO SPEND THEM. A LOT OF THE MAJOR PLANS/PROJECT AREAS ARE THINGS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE DISCUSSED WITH YOUR INSTITUTION BEFORE YOU CAME TO JOIN THEM. BECAUSE HOPEFULLY YOU WOULD KNOW OR HAVE A GENERAL IDEA OF WHAT KIND OF PROGRAMS AND PLANS AND PROJECTS YOU’RE GOING TO BE WORKING ON. SO WHEN I CAME HERE I SAT DOWN WITH BETH AND ABBEY BOTH OF THEM ARE MY PRECEPTORS, AND WE SAT DOWN AND KIND OF SKETCHED OUT SEVERAL AREAS THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE WORKING ON FOR THE YEAR. SO FOR ME, A COUPLE OF AREAS FOR INSTRUCTIONS, SOME REFERENCE, SOME COLLECTIONS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AND ALSO SOME RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT KIND OF SEEING HOW THAT WOULD DEVELOP. AND THEN ALSO TALKING ABOUT WRITING OUT WHERE, WHICH AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN WORKING ON. AND LIKE THE META DATA CLASS THAT I TALKED ABOUT. MY SECOND YEAR PLAN IS IN AND I AM ALREADY STARTING ON THOSE PROJECTS. I TAUGHT MY FIRST CLASS LAST FRIDAY, AND I THINK IT WENT REALLY WELL, AND ABBEY WAS GIVING ME THE THUMBS UP. SO THAT WAS A PHYSICIAN REFRESH COURSE, AND WE’RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT WITH ONE OF OUR LIBRARIES DOING MAJOR WEEDING PROJECT AND GETTING CIRCULATION STATISTICS TO WORK ON THAT. FOR OUR HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY, AND ALSO GOING TO BE LOOKING AT CREATING SOME ONLINE INSTRUCTION MODULES COMING UP SHORTLY. AND THAT’S IN ADDITION TO I’LL BE DOING REGULAR LIBRARY DUTIES. SO I’M BEING PULLED INTO THE REFERENCE SCHEDULE, LOOKING AT MORE INSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITY COMING UP. THEY’VE REALLY DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB AT FOLDING ME IN AND ALSO MAKING ME FEEL PART OF THE TEAM HERE, WHILE ALSO GETTING TO DO MY FELLOW-ING THINGS LIKE THE PROJECTS AND THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. AS FOR THE OTHER ASSOCIATE, GABRIELLE AND NICOLE, THEY’RE ACTUALLY BOTH IN CHICAGO, AND I’VE BEEN E-MAILING THEM, WE GOT VERY TIGHT AFTER A YEAR IN ADJOINING CUBICLES. BOTH OF THEM ARE DOING VERY WELL AND ALSO STARTING ON THEIR PROJECTS. GABRIELLE IS AT NORTH WESTERN UNIVERSITY FOR THE YEAR, AND SHE IS CURRENTLY, PROJECT-WISE WORKING ON PROCESSING A COLLECTION FROM THE TWELFTH GENERAL HOSPITAL, WHICH HAS MATERIALS FROM NORTH WESTERN DOCTORS THAT WERE PHYSICIANS IN EUROPE DURING WORLD WAR II. SO SHE’S REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT. AND SHE’S ALSO DOING SOME RESEARCH FOR PHYSICAL DISPLAYS THAT ARE GOING UP IN THE LIBRARY, AND THE FLOW OF THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY WORLD. NICOLE, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS WITH THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION LIBRARY. SO NOT ACADEMICS, BUT ALSO IN CHICAGO. AND SHE’S GOING TO BE LEADING A LOT OF DATA VISUALIZATION PROJECTS, EVEN WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER ADA DIVISIONS WORKING AT DATA RELATED TO MEMBERSHIP AND TESTING SERVICES. SHE’S ALSO PROVIDING RESEARCH ASSISTANCE TO AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERS AND STAFF, AND LOOKING AT GETTING INVOLVED IN A LOT OF OTHER LIBRARY INITIATIVES THAT ARE GOING ON THERE. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SHE’S LOOKING FOR BE TABLO CERTIFIED THOUGH SHE’S ALREADY A WIZARD WITH TABLO SO I THINK IT’S MORE FOR THE FORMALITY. SHE MADE SOME BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATIONS LAST YEAR AND GOT TWO POSTER ABSTRACTS INTO THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL DENTAL ASSOCIATION. SO I THINK I CAN SAY ALL THREE OF US ARE GOING WELL INTO THE SECOND YEAR. GOING FORWARD WE’RE GOING TO BE ALSO IN COMMUNICATION A LOT WITH THE FIRST YEAR FELLOWS, WHICH I REMEMBER FROM YOU KNOW MY LAST YEAR, IT WAS REALLY HELPFUL. THEY WOULD, I THINK ALL OF THE FELLOWS HAD ALL GONE ON TO SECOND YEARS SO BEING ABLE TO TALK TO THEM AND GET THEIR EXPERIENCE, NOT ONLY WITH THE FIRST YEAR, BUT ALSO WITH MOVING INTO A SECOND YEAR, IF WE DECIDED ON THAT. IT WAS REALLY HELPFUL, WHICH IS ONE OF THE NICE THINGS ABOUT KIND OF THE ALUMNI NETWORK OF THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, IS THAT THERE’S A LOT OF LIBRARIANS WHO ARE VERY OPEN TO GIVING AND ACTING AS SOUNDING BOARDS, DISCUSSING PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS, AND YOU KNOW, GIVING A LITTLE ADVICE HERE AND THERE IF THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR. SO THAT’S- – YEAH. SO SECOND YEAR IS STARTING OFF PRETTY WELL. I’VE BEEN HERE GOSH ALMOST TWO MONTHS NOW, I THINK, AND IT’S FLYING BY. I’M SURE IT’LL GO BY REALLY QUICKLY UNTIL NEXT AUGUST WHEN I FINISH. BUT THAT IS THE END OF MY PRESENTATION ON THE ASSOCIATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE’RE DOING BE RIGHT ON TIME WITH PLENTY OF TIME FOR QUESTIONS. SO IF ANYBODY HAS ANY ABOUT THE FIRST YEAR, THE SECOND YEAR, BEING A FELLOW, HOSTING A FELLOW, FEEL FREE TO EITHER ASK IT NOW, OR IF IT’S SOMETHING YOU WOULD RATHER E-MAIL, MY CONTACT INFORMATION IS UP THERE. SO FEEL FREE TO SHOOT ME AN E-MAIL AS WELL.>>THANK YOU, SHANNON. WE REALLY APPRECIATED YOU TAKING THE TIME AND TELLING US ALL ABOUT THIS PROGRAM, WHICH I THINK IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY, AND SOMETHING I WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT WHEN I WENT TO LIBRARY SCHOOL. BUT THIS IS GREAT TO KNOW THAT OTHERS CAN PAR TAKE IN IT. WHEN I WAS A HOSPITAL LIBRARIAN AT A COUPLE OF INSTITUTIONS WE HAD INTERNS FROM LIBRARY SCHOOLS WHO ALSO WENT ON TO DO THE PROGRAM. SO I KNOW THEY REALLY BENEFITTED AND THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT EDUCATIONAL AS WELL AS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. SO YOU CAN CONTINUE TO TYPE YOUR QUESTIONS, OR COMMENTS IN THE CHAT BOX. BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE BRAVE AND GO AHEAD AND VERBALLY ASK YOUR QUESTION OR MAKE A COMMENT, THERE’S A LITTLE HAND ICON JUST UNDER THE LIST OF PARTICIPANT NAMES, JUST ABOVE THE CHAT, AND YOU CAN CLICK ON THAT, AND MADDIE WILL UNMUTE YOU. BUT WE WOULD ALSO TAKE THEM IN THE CHAT BOX AS WELL. WE ASK AGAIN TO MAKE SURE IT SAYS ALL PARTICIPANTS, AND SO WE CAN ALL SEE IT.>>WE ACTUALLY DO HAVE A QUESTION IN THE CHAT BOX FROM JAMIE. ONE IS THE APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW PROCESS LIKE? YOU KNOW PROVIDE ANY TIPS ON THE PROCESS. EXCELLENT QUESTION. SO THE APPLICATION IS FAIRLY STANDARD, IT’S NOT, THEY WANT YOUR RESUME, YOUR, OH MY GOSH THE PEOPLE THAT WILL VOUCH FOR YOU, AND I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT THEY’RE CALLED. REFERENCES, YOUR REFERENCES. AND THEN THERE IS ALSO A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT, THEY DO HAVE THREE, ALMOST ESSAY QUESTIONS, BUT THEY’RE NOT LIKE VERY LONG ESSAYS, IT’S LIKE MAYBE 500 WORDS PER QUESTION. AND PROCESS-WISE THAT’S THE ONLY THING THAT WAS VERY DIFFERENT AS OPPOSED TO LIKE MOST APPLICATION PROCESSES. THE WAY THAT MY PROCESS WORKED I GOT CALLED FOR AN IN-PERSON INTERVIEW LIKE IMMEDIATELY, IT WAS THE NEXT STEP AFTER THE INITIAL APPLICATION. THEY DID CHANGE THAT A LITTLE BIT IN THAT THEY DID PHONE INTERVIEWS FIRST AND THEN DID IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS, AND SO THE PHONE INTERVIEWS WERE TEN QUESTIONS, EACH PERSON GOT THE SAME QUESTIONS, AND THEN DEPENDING ON THE RESULTS OF THAT THEY THEN INVITED A SUBSET OF THOSE PEOPLE FOR IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS, WHICH WAS AN ALL-DAY INTERVIEW DOWN IN BETHESDA MARYLAND AND THEY DID PAY FOR TRAVEL AND FOR STAYING OVERNIGHT WHICH WAS VERY NICE. AND YOU HAVE ONE INTERVIEW-LIKE PANEL, WHICH THERE’S PROBABLY EIGHT TO TEN PEOPLE FROM THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE WHO ASK YOU A STANDARD SET OF QUESTIONS THEY HAVE, THAT ALL OF THE INTERVIEWEES GET, AND THE REST OF YOUR DAY IS SPENT MEETING WITH A COUPLE OF PEOPLE IN MANAGEMENT, YOU GET A TOUR OF NLM AND YOU KNOW, ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS AND ASKING YOU ABOUT THEM, AND YOU ASKING THE LIBRARY ABOUT THEM. THERE’S A LUNCH YOU GO TO WITH OTHER PEOPLE AT THE LIBRARY, AND YOU ARE HOSTED THE WHOLE DAY BY ONE OF THE CURRENT ASSOCIATE FELLOWS. SO I WAS BOTH A HOSTER AND A HOSTEE WHICH I THOUGHT WAS REALLY GREAT, BECAUSE IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK MORE ONE ON ONE WITH SOMEONE WHO WAS IN THE THICK OF THE PROGRAM. AND SO THAT WAS REALLY HELPFUL. IN TERMS OF TIPS, MY FAVORITE TIP IS ASK QUESTIONS A LOT. PEOPLE LIKE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY DO, WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME ABOUT IT I KNOW I JUST LIKE WILL GO OFF ON A TANGENT. AND IF YOU ASK QUESTIONS IT SHOWS YOU’RE ACTUALLY INTERESTED IN WHAT’S GOING ON THERE. AND ALSO, KNOW WHY YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. THAT’S ALSO REALLY IMPORTANT. JUST FROM LIKE A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE, BUT IT IS ALSO REALLY HELPFUL THAT THE PEOPLE YOU’RE INTERVIEWING WITH KNOW WHY YOU WANT TO BE THERE AND WHY YOU THINK YOU WOULD GO A GOOD FIT. AND I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY APPLY. SHE DID NOT GIVE US THOSE NUMBERS THIS YEAR. IT’S NOT LIKE THOUSANDS, I THINK. I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF IT REACHES TRIPLE DIGITS TO BE HONEST BUT THAT DEPENDS YEAR TO YEAR DEPENDING ON HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE OUT OF GRAD SCHOOL. OKAY, AND THEN FURTHER DOWN FROM JORDAN, WHAT TOPIC DID YOU WRITE ABOUT FOR YOUR ESSAYS? WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT THINGS FOR AN APPLICANT TO EMPHASIZE? THAT IS AN EXCELLENT QUESTION, REALLY PUSHING ME AND MY MEMORY SKILLS AT THE MOMENT. SO THE ESSAYS THEY’RE RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS, SO THIS MIGHT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION ENOUGH. THEY POSE A QUESTION TO YOU AND YOU WRITE YOUR ESSAY AS A RESPONSE TO IT. I THINK THE ONE WAS MAYBE ABOUT LIKE WHAT YOU HOPE TO GAIN OUT OF THE YEAR. BUT I DON’T WANT TO- – I’M NOT SURE IF THEY CHANGE THEM EACH YEAR OR IF THEY USE THE SAME QUESTIONS SO I DON’T WANT TO GO OFF AND GUESS. BUT THE ESSAY ISN’T TOO HARD SO YOU DON’T JUST HAVE TO MAKE UP THREE ESSAYS FOR THE APPLICATION. AND SO IMPORTANT THING FOR AN APPLICANT TO EMPHASIZE? I THINK PROBABLY THE SAME THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO EMPHASIZE IN ANY APPLICATION–WHAT SKILL DO YOU BRING TO THE TABLE THAT YOU THINK WOULD MAKE A GOOD FIT? AND ALSO WHY, WHAT YOU’RE HOPING TO GET OUT OF THIS. LIKE WHAT- – SO WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU CAN BRING AND WHY YOU WANT TO DO IT? THAT WHY, YOU’D BE SURPRISED HOW MANY PEOPLE COME IN AND DON’T KNOW WHY THEY WANT TO DO THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, WHICH I THINK, IF YOU DO KNOW WHY AND YOU’RE CONFIDENT IN THAT, I THINK THAT DEFINITELY WILL MAKE YOU A STRONGER CANDIDATE. SO JAMIE, JORDAN, I HOPE THOSE ANSWERED YOUR QUESTIONS.>>I HAVE A QUESTION, SHANNON. HOW MUCH DUE RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE HAVE A KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE NLM AS AN INSTITUTION AND SOME OF THE SERVICES AND RESOURCES THAT THEY PROVIDE? DO YOU THINK THAT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL, OR IS IT- – DOES IT NOT MATTER AS MUCH AS I THINK?>>NO. I’M JUST LAUGHING, BECAUSE I WILL BE COMPLETELY HONEST AND CANDID WITH YOU GUYS. BEFORE MY SUPERVISOR AT THE HOSPITAL LIBRARY TOLD ME ABOUT THIS PROGRAM, I WAS UNAWARE THAT WE HAD A NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. BECAUSE I THINK IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT IF YOU’RE NOT IN THE COMMUNITY, IT’S NOT SUPER-WELL PUBLICIZED. WHICH BECAUSE I THINK THAT’S HARD FOR ANY GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION, IT’S NOT LIKE THEY HAVE AN ADVERTISING PROJECT. WHICH IS YOU KNOW HOW SCIENCE LIBRARIES, EVERYBODY KNOWS IT BECAUSE OF THE STUFF THAT THEY DO. SO GOING INTO IT, I WOULDN’T BE WORRIED IF YOU LIKE HAVEN’T REALLY KNOWN A LOT ABOUT IT. BUT I WILL SAY, AND THIS IS JUST GOOD INTERVIEW PRACTICE, I THINK IN GENERAL, IF YOU DO DECIDE TO APPLY, RESEARCH IT, AND BY RESEARCH I JUST MEAN GO ON THEIR WEB SITE AND POKE AROUND. SEE WHAT KIND OF SERVICES THEY OFFER. YOU KNOW, TALK TO YOUR, IF YOU’RE IN SCHOOL GO TALK TO ONE OF YOUR PROFESSORS WHO MIGHT KNOW ABOUT IT, OR YOU KNOW, EVEN A LIBRARIAN AT YOUR UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, OR EVEN YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY. THEY HAVE A LOT OF PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION, IN ADDITION TO THE MORE RESEARCH-Y ACADEMIC SIDE OF IT TOO. SO YOU KNOW KIND OF FIND OUT WHAT THEY’RE DOING BE, WHERE MAYBE YOU COULD SEE YOURSELF FITTING IN. YOU KNOW, ONE OF NICOLE’S INTERESTS, IN ADDITION TO, SHE’S DONE A LOT OF DATA INDIVIDUALIZATION BUT SHE WAS INTERESTED IN PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES. SO ONE OF HER OTHER PROJECTS WAS ACTUALLY A LITERATURE REVIEW OF DISASTER HEALTH INFORMATION BECAUSE THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT INTERESTED HER. AND GOING INTO THE INTERVIEW PROCESS SHE KNEW THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT NLM DOES. SHE DIDN’T KNOW THE SPECIFICS SHE COULDN’T TELL YOU THE SUBDIVISIONS AND WHAT SPECIFIC PROBLEMS THEY WERE WORKING ON, BUT SHE KNEW THEY DID SOMETHING WITH PUBLIC HEALTH. SEW HAVING BE THAT LITTLE BIT OF A BACKGROUND. I THINK THAT’S GOOD ADVICE FOR ANY JOB, ANY LIBRARY JOB THAT YOU APPLY TO, TOO. CHECK AND SEE WHAT THEY’RE DOING AND WHERE THEY’RE GOOD AND WHAT KIND OF WORK OR PROJECT THEY’RE WORKING ON.>>VERY GOOD ANSWER, SHANNON. WELL, DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR SHANNON? EITHER ABOUT THE PROGRAM OR JUST EVEN SOME OF THE LITTLE THINGS THAT WE DON’T ALWAYS THINK ABOUT, LIKE LIVING SITUATIONS, OR TRAVEL. ANY OF THAT IS ALSO OPEN FOR HER TO ANSWER, AS WELL. I SEE- ->>I GOT ONE FROM AARON. DO THEY PREFER CANDIDATES WITH A CERTAIN LEVEL OR TYPE OF PRIOR EXPERIENCE? AARON, WELL, I CAN’T SPEAK FOR THEM, BUT I WILL SAY FROM MY EXPERIENCE, I MEAN I HAD NO HEALTH SCIENCE BACKGROUND OTHER THAN MY VOLUNTEERING ONCE A WEEK AT THIS HOSPITAL LIBRARY THAT I WAS AT. YOU KNOW, OTHER PEOPLE HAVE COME FROM STRONGER BACK GROUNDS. ONE OF THE ASSOCIATES THE YEAR BEFORE ME HAD ACTUALLY WORKED AS AN INDEPENDENT LIBRARIAN FOR TWO YEARS FOR A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY, I THINK. BUT IT REALLY DEPENDS, AND SO I DON’T THINK I COULD SAY THEY DEFINITELY HAVE A PREFERENCE. I THINK THEY LOOK FOR- – I THINK THEY LOOK FOR POTENTIAL AND KIND OF, YOU KNOW, I DON’T TALK A LOT OF ABOUT IT IN THE PRESENTATION BUT THEY REALLY DO EMPHASIZE THAT LEADERSHIP A LOT. SO THAT I THINK IS ALSO, THEY LOOK FOR POTENTIAL NOT JUST LIKE OH, YOU MUST HAVE X-YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, OR YOU MUST HAVE SPENT THREE YEARS AS A REFERENCE LIBRARY. I HOPE THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION, AARON. AND THEN WE’VE GOT ANOTHER ONE FROM JAMIE. IS THE SCHEDULE FAIRLY CONSISTENT? IT’S MOSTLY WEEK DAYS, 9:00 TO 5:00 OR DO YOU NEED TO HAVE WEEKENDS AND EVENINGS AVAILABLE? A VERY GOOD PRACTICAL QUESTION. SO DURING THE FALL YOUR SCHEDULE IS FAIRLY SET FROM 8:30 TO 5:00, AND SO THAT’S LIKE YOUR STANDARD. BUT YOU DO GET AN HOUR-LONG LUNCH. AND IN THE SPRING IT TENDS TO BE SLIGHTLY MORE FLEXIBLE IN THAT YOU CAN COME IN AS EARLY AS 7:30 AND LEAVE AS LATE AS 6:00 AS LONG AS YOU’RE GETTING THAT SET NUMBER OF HOURS. SO FOR EXAMPLE I, IN THE SPRING, MOVED TO A 7:30 TO 4:00 SCHEDULE BECAUSE I WAS MORE OF A MORNING PERSON. WEEKENDS AND EVENINGS ARE VERY FREE. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS WHEN YOU HAVE CONFERENCES THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND. YOU ATTEND MLA IN THE SPRING AND GENERALLY WE ATTEND THE MACK MLA CHAPTER MEETING WHICH HAPPENS IN THE FALL. THIS PAST YEAR WE INTENDED AMYIA IT WAS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND I THINK THAT MAY OR MAY NOT CONTINUE, DEPENDING. IT VARIES A LITTLE BIT YEAR TO YEAR. BUT FOR THE MOST PART YOUR WEEKENDS AND EVENINGS ARE COMPLETELY AVAILABLE, AND THIS IS A JOB THAT YOU CAN- – YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE YOUR WORK HOME WITH YOU AS LONG AS YOU’RE DOING, YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING DURING YOUR WORKING HOURS.>>THANK YOU, EVERYONE. AND THANK YOU, SHANNON, FOR ANSWERING ALL THOSE. IF ANYBODY HAS ANY MORE QUESTIONS, YOU CAN FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL SHANNON DIRECTLY AND HER E-MAIL ADDRESS IS LIGHT THERE ON THAT SCREEN. BUT I THINK WE ARE ALMOST AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR AND I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION TO APPLY AND SUBMIT FOR THE NLA CE CREDIT AND FEEDBACK REGARDING THIS SESSION. SO MADDIE WILL HAVE A PAGE THERE AND A LINK TO THE SURVEY, AND IT’S RIGHT THERE FOR YOU. AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE VERY MUCH IF YOU CAN DO THAT WHETHER YOU WANT THE CE OR NOT. IN ADDITION, I ALSO WANTED TO TELL YOU ABOUT OUR NEXT PNR RENDEZVOUS SESSION WHICH WILL BE NOVEMBER 14TH, WE’RE HAVING IT A LITTLE BIT EARLIER IN NOVEMBER, AS WELL AS IN DECEMBER BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAYS. THIS IS A WEEK EARLIER THAN NORMAL. WE WILL BE HAVING STAFF FROM THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE TRAVELING AN EXHIBITION PROGRAM WHO WILL BE TELLING US ABOUT SOME OF THE CHANGES THAT ARE HAPPENING TO THE PROGRAM, AS WELL AS SOME GUEST LIBRARIANS WHO HAVE HOSTED SOME OF THESE EXHIBITS. SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING ONE OF THE MANY WONDERFUL TRAVELING EXHIBITS, SOME OF THEM ARE ON SUCH TOPICS AS HIV/AIDS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR, AND THE CURRENT ONE RIGHT NOW IS CALLED GRAPHIC MEDICINE. SO THESE ARE WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE PROGRAMMING AND PARTNERING WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN YOUR COMMUNITY, AND BRING PEOPLE IN. BUT THERE’S A LOT OF CONTENT ONLINE THAT YOU CAN USE AS WELL. AND I ALSO WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THIS SESSION HAS BEEN RECORDED AND WE HAVE A PREVIOUS SESSIONS THAT HAVE’S BEEN RECORDED THAT YOU’RE WELCOME TO LISTEN TO, AND WHEN THIS PARTICULAR SESSION IS READY, WE WILL POST THAT AS WELL. SO REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED BUT WE DO ENCOURAGE IT, AND WE HOPE YOU CAN ATTEND FUTURE SESSIONS, AND WE WANT TO THANK SHANNON, AGAIN. IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK, EVEN THOUGH WE’RE STILL SEPARATED BY MILES, IT WAS WONDERFUL TO TALK TO YOU AGAIN. AND SHANNON IS A GREAT PERSON.>>OH, I
HAD A LOT OF FUN TALKING TO YOU GUYS.>>SO WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE FOR A CHANCE TO, YOU KNOW, HAVE YOUR INSTITUTION HOST SOMEONE FOR A SECOND YEAR OR HAVE THEM COME AND VISIT YOU. THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE. SO THANK YOU, EVERYONE, AGAIN, FOR COMING BE AND ATTENDING OUR SESSION TODAY, AND THANK YOU AGAIN SHANNON. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THIS. HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE DAY.>>THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

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