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Strategic Goal - Research

Created May 2015 - expected completion by May 2018

Goal

Support and advance health information research and evidence-based practices in healthcare by developing and implementing strategies to improve the research skills and competencies of health sciences librarians, grow the body of health information knowledge, provide better access to research that supports evidence-based practice, and advocate to employers, members, and the public the value, impact, and benefits of health sciences libraries and librarians

in order to:

  1. Positively impact institutional and stakeholder outcomes, such as impacts on clinical care, student learning, and scientific research
  2. Improve the quality of health information services through the use, creation, and application of evidence in daily practice and processes
  3. Foster a culture of employer support for evidence-based practice, assessment, and related research
  4. Position MLA as the voice for evidence-based practice and matters related to research and statistics about health sciences libraries and librarians.

Task Force

NamePosition
Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA
Chair
Margaret Emily Ansell, AHIP
Member
Kevin Baliozian
Medical Library Association
Member
Margaret Bandy, AHIP, FMLA
Member
Martha Earl
University of Tennessee
Member
Michelle Kraft, AHIP
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Member
Mark MacEachern
University of Michigan
Member
Caitlin Ann Pike
Member
Emily Vardell
Member
Melissa L Rethlefsen, AHIP
Board Liaison
Mary M. Langman, M.S.
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Institute Partners

MLA gratefully recognizes the following partners for their generous support:

 

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