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NLM Associate Fellow Joins Drexel Libraries for One-Year Appointment

September 4, 2018

Shannon Sheridan joined the Drexel University Libraries in September to complete the second year of her fellowship with the National Library of Medicine. Shannon will serve as a liaison and data librarian, working closely with Abby Adamczyk, Liaison Librarian for Medicine, to support the teaching, learning and research activities of the College of Medicine.  Shannon will be based at Hahnemann Library during her one-year appointment. 

In the first year of her fellowship, Shannon rotated through a number of the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) divisions. She worked on a variety of projects, including collaborating on a voice user interface for searching consumer health content, analyzing MeSH term trends in PubMed literature and Medicaid prescription data and tracking and reporting on legislative activity of interest to NLM leadership.  

Prior to graduate school, Shannon taught English in Northern Spain. She holds an MSLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and undergraduate degrees in Spanish, history and political science from Lycoming College. 

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training program with an optional second year. This competitive program provides associates with a broad foundation in health sciences information services and prepares librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and health services research.

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