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For the Professional Librarian
Professional Recognition: Membership in the academy recognizes your qualifications, your knowledge of health information, and your commitment to the profession.
Career Planning: To plan your professional growth and development in an ever-changing profession, use checklists, evaluation grids, articles, and mentors provided by the academy.
Career Advancement: In a competitive health care environment, membership in the academy can help you advance your career and provide confirmation of your special area of expertise or professional growth. The results of a 2008 Hay salary survey reported that mean salaries of respondents who were members of AHIP were 15.5% higher than salaries of nonmember colleagues.
For the Employing Institution
AHIP recognizes exemplary professional performance throughout a health sciences librarian’s career. Academy membership is awarded to health information professionals who have distinguished themselves in important areas of professional competencies, through continuing education, job experience, and leadership in the profession.
In the rapidly changing, technologically driven field of health care information, employers need someone with the proven knowledge and skills to successfully support their institutions' missions and goals.