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Second Year Associate Fellows

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Amy Donahue, Patrick McLaughlin, Kathleen Amos, Paula Maez

The 2008-2009 NLM Associate Fellows:

Amy Donahue
Ms. Donahue received her MLIS from the University of Washington, June 2007. She has worked as a content indexer for MSN Shopping and as a library volunteer for the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, a center for the literary arts. Amy has also worked part time as a processing assistant in the Henry M. Jackson special collections at the University of Washington and as the library intern for the biotech company Amgen. She has a dual Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Russian Language and Literature from Grinnell College.

Patrick McLaughlin
Mr. McLaughlin received his MLIS in May of 2008 from the University of South Carolina. He has experience as an intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Library and Information Center and the Rodale Library. Mr. McLaughlin also has experience from an assistantship at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library. He has an undergraduate degree from Clemson in Biological Sciences.

Paula Maez
Ms. Maez received her MLS in May 2008 from the University of Arizona. As a Knowledge River Scholar, Paula was a graduate assistant for the Wellness Education Search Project at the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Sciences. She has also worked as a student assistant in the Arizona Health Sciences Library. She is interested in the role of information access in overcoming health disparities among underserved populations. She has a BA degree in Education and a BS in Speech and Health Sciences, both from the University of Arizona.

Kathleen Amos
Ms. Amos received her MLIS in May 2008 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and also holds a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Dalhousie. She has experience in cataloging and database management as a student assistant in an academic library, as well as varied practicum experience in the Health Sciences Library and the Family Resource Library of the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre. She has been involved as a volunteer with a patient record database at the Maritime Medical Genetics Service and served as the Secretary for the Dalhousie University Student Chapter of the Canadian Library Association.

Kathel Dunn
Program Coordinator
Ms. Dunn comes to NLM from the New York University Medical Center where she has served as the Associate Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region for the past two years. Prior to that, she was the Associate Director of Public Services at the Ehrman Medical Library at NYU. In addition to her extensive experience in reference, document delivery and circulation services, she has been involved in planning, designing and delivering instructional modules and training classes to librarians, staff, and students . She is currently an Adjunct Instructor in Health Sciences Librarianship at Queens College in New York.

Ms. Dunn has a bachelor’s degree in history from Mary Washington College and earned her MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is working on her dissertation “Toward a Theory of the Epistemic Values of Biological Scientists” to complete the requirements for her doctorate in Library Science from Rutgers.

Last reviewed: 18 December 2008
Last updated: 18 December 2008
First published: 22 August 2003
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