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Strategic Goal - Research

Created May 2015; expected completion by May 2018


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

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

RTI News

RTI Seeks Scholarship Aid from Sections and Chapters

A Special Thank You to the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL)

Thanks to All Who Applied!

A Special Thank You to SAGE Publishing

Welcome to the New RTI News Blog!