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March 2023 feature
Yolanda Davis—Copyrights/Library Services Coordinator, JAMA
Q: How would you describe your role at the AMA?
A: I perform two roles at the AMA. I am the copyright coordinator and librarian working for the JAMA Network. I research information by conducting literature searches and providing articles to our AMA staff. Usually these are either staff members requesting reference materials needed to prepare board/council reports or members of our JAMA editorial team who have been assigned to write articles and review manuscripts slated for publication in JAMA and the JAMA specialty journals. In my role as the copyright coordinator, I am responsible for processing the copyright registrations for the JAMA Network Journals and AMA publications to legally secure the protection and integrity of all content published by the AMA.
Q: What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
A: Be confident in yourself. No one is perfect. If you’re unsure about something, don’t be afraid to ask.
Q: How do you stay involved in your community?
A: I serve on several committees at my church, which has given me the opportunity to work in various outreach programs formed by our congregation serving residents in the North Lawndale Community. More specifically, I was asked to join the Board of Directors for a program called the Learning Gym which provided after school educational and sports activities. For the work I contributed to this project, I was presented with a Humanitarian Award.
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