SILS alumna, Julie Adamo, selected as National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow for 2010-2011

July 8, 2010

photo of Julie AdamoThe National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, located in Bethesda, Maryland, announced today that Julie Adamo, (MSLS '10) alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been accepted into the NLM Associate Fellowship Program (AFP), a one-year postgraduate training program with an optional second year. Her class of five will begin their fellowship in September 2010.

This competitive 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 health services research. In fact, many leaders in those fields, in the US and Canada point to the Associate Fellowship Program as their career “launch pad.”

“NLM is delighted to have Julie Adamo join the program as an Associate Fellow,” said deputy associate director, Becky Lyon, MLS. “These are obviously exciting and fast-paced times in libraries, and our Associates will find themselves at one of the field’s epicenters, NLM;  learning, working and conducting research on several topics of their choosing. They also complete practica at institutions around the country and visit libraries, museums and related institutions in the DC-Baltimore area.” 

Adamo will be trained in all components of the Library’s programs including operations, outreach, consumer health, research and development; from management to preservation and services to special populations.

"SILS is proud to have Julie Adamo join this prestigious group of five promising young librarians who will work and learn in one of the world’s greatest scientific libraries," said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean of SILS and Cary C. Boshsamer Distinguished Professor.

Adamo has a baccalaureate degree from Antioch College, where she majored in literature and completed her master’s in library science from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Prior to pursuing an MLS, she spent four years as an indexer and editor for the Alternative Press Index and previously worked as a circulation assistant for the Baltimore County Public Library. 

For more on the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program click here.