As we are aware of the importance of having the best information available to ensure the safety and effectiveness of patient care, I thought I'd share some information on an exciting new development that you may not yet have heard of. **** The National Library of Medicine (NLM) believes that clinical care, biomedical research and education, and public health administration can be improved by the inclusion of in-context information specialists informationists) into work and decision settings. Informationists are information specialists who have received graduate training and practical experience that provides them with disciplinary background both in medical or biological sciences and in information sciences/informatics. Their cross training provides informationists with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis and application of information to problem solving and program development in their chosen area. The NLM Individual Fellowship for Informationist Training provides support for experienced librarians, scientists, health professionals and others who wish to become in-context information specialists. Priority areas for informationist training are: o clinical informationist - to work in health care delivery and clinical research o research informationist - to work in biomedical research, research administration, or scientific curation o public health informationist - to work in public health at the national, regional or local level o consumer health informationist - to work with the general public on health information issues These fellowships are intended for health sciences librarians, scientists, health professionals and others who wish to broaden their existing scientific background by acquiring the additional disciplinary knowledge and experience to function as an informationist. This award can be used in conjunction with a sabbatical experience. The candidates for this award will have an appropriate graduate degree for professional practice in their field, such as a research or health-professional doctorate for researchers and clinicians. The requirement for a doctoral degree need not apply to candidates in the following professional fields: engineering, computer science, library and information sciences, nursing. However, graduate preparation for professional practice is required in those fields. *** For the full application please visit: <http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-013.html> http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-013.html Lorri Zipperer, Cybrarian Zipperer Project Management: Helping Experts Excel [log in to unmask] 847-328-5075 (phone and fax) www.zpm1.com "Mistakes are the portals of discovery." James Joyce.