Paula Maez, who will complete the second year of a National Library of Medicine Fellowship at the Briscoe Library in August, has accepted a position as Adult Services Librarian at the Pima County Public Library in Tucson, Arizona.
As one of four fellows in the 2008-2009 NLM Fellowship program Paula focused on developing her outreach skills. She worked with the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the NLM’s National Network and also with the Specialized Information Services of NLM on exhibiting, as well as teaching NLM resources to local high school students and students from the NIH Youth Initiative. She also worked with the Bibliographic Services Division developing a suite of ClinicalTrials.gov Quick Tour learning packages, and with Specialized Information Services, enhancing the circumpolar health topics section for the Arctic Health Web site.
At the UT Health Science Center Libraries Paula has focused on the library’s outreach program to South Texas students, faculty, staff, and the community. She has gained experience with multiple areas of library operations including administration, information and access services, interlibrary loan, collection development, cataloging, and electronic resource management.
Although we will miss Paula, we know she is very happy to be returning to her home town of Tucson. Paula has been a valuable member of our staff during her fellowship, and we wish her all the best as she moves westward.