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How to Earn AHIP Points: Individual Accomplishments, Part 2

The number of points awarded for individual accomplishments is determined according to established standards. In each case, the documentation required to support the request for points is specified. 

♦= counts toward the 5-point MLA activity requirement at the Distinguished Member level.

Conference Participation

Speaker/poster presenter

Activity
Points
Invited or contributed at national or international meeting 5 points
Invited or contributed at other meeting 3 points
Facilitated or moderated a paper session or panel discussion at a professional meeting 1 point
Roundtable facilitator or recorder at a professional meeting
(maximum of 5 points per 5-year period)
1 point

Documentation required: Copy of confirmation letter, certificate, or copy of program page where presenter's name appears. Acknowledgment that the recorder submitted required notes.

Clarification: Each author/coauthor of presentation earns points shown.  Meeting types include: national, international, regional, state, and local meetings.

Exhibitor/Demonstrator

Activity
Points
Exhibit Organizer
(maximum of 3 points/year and 15 points per 5-year period)
3 points per meeting
Exhibitor/Demonstrator
(maximum of 3 points/year and 15 points per 5-year period)
2 points per meeting

Documentation required: Copy of letter of confirmation or copy of program page where exhibitor's name appears. 

Clarification: This category includes exhibits at national, international, regional, state, local meetings, NN/LM exhibits and NLM database demonstrations. 

Organizing an exhibit includes applying for funding, organizing the site activities, and exhibiting. Points may be claimed as organizer or exhibitor for a meeting, but only one role per exhibit. 

Attendee

Points Awarded

1 point per meeting day (maximum of 3 points per year)

1 point per conference (e-conference virtual registrants)

Documentation required: None for MLA Annual Meeting or MLA chapter meetings; for others, including MLA e-conference, a copy of registration. 

Clarification: Days spent in continuing education courses before or after a professional meeting do not count as meeting days.

Professional Association Participation

Professional associations include such organizations as MLA, MLA chapters and sections, consortia, SLA, SLA chapters, ALA, ALA divisions, state library associations, regional medical libraries, ASIS, AAMC, AMIA, and AAHSLD. 

Points may not be claimed until the end of the year of service. In cases of multiple-year appointments, points may be claimed after each year of service. There is no need to wait until all years of the appointment have been served.

♦= counts toward the 5-point MLA activity requirement at the Distinguished Member level.

MLA National

Activity
Points
Officer/director/ board/executive committee member ♦ 25 points
Committee chair/co-chair ♦ 15 points
Special interest group coordinator (see below for clarification) ♦ 15 points
National local arrangements committee chair ♦ 15 points
Committee member (includes representatives to regional/state organization) ♦ 10 points
Official Annual Meeting Reporter or Official e-Conference (Virtual) Reporter ♦ 3 points
Official Annual Meeting Videographer ♦ 3 points
Judge for Research Papers/Posters at MLA Annual Meeting ♦ 1 point per year

Documentation required: Copy of letter of appointment, directory listing, committee roster, or letter or certificate acknowledging past service.

Clarifications:

  • SIG coordinators must demonstrate that the SIG was active at the MLA Annual Meeting for the year being claimed for credit. A copy of the page listing the SIG's programming/activities from the annual meeting program is sufficient documentation.
  • Official MLA Annual Meeting reporters include MLA Annual Meeting newsletter contributors, MLA Annual Meeting bloggers, MLA e-Conference virtual bloggers, and MLA Annual Meeting Videographers. These activities will not be awarded points if they are part of a committee assignment.
  • Points may not be awarded for judging research papers and posters if done as part of a committee assignment.

MLA Chapters/Sections

Activity
Points
Officer/council representative or alternate ♦ 20 points
Chair of section of a chapter (e.g., hospital library section of chapter) ♦ 12 points
Committee chair/co-chair ♦ 10 points
Chapter Credentialing Liaison ♦ 10 points
Committee member (includes representatives to regional/state organization) ♦

5 points

Official Chapter Annual Meeting Reporter or Official e-Conference (Virtual) Reporter ♦ 3 points per Annual Chapter Meeting
Judge of Research Papers/Posters at Chapter Annual Meeting ♦ 1 point per year

Documentation required: Copy of letter of appointment, directory listing, committee roster, or letter or certificate acknowledging past service. 

Clarifications:

  • Official MLA Chapter Annual Meeting reporters include MLA Chapter Annual Meeting newsletter contributors, MLA Chapter Annual Meeting bloggers, MLA Chapter e-Conference virtual bloggers, and MLA Chapter Annual Meeting Videographers. These activities will not be awarded points if they are part of a committee assignment.
  • Points may not be awarded for judging research papers and posters if done as part of a committee assignment.

National/International Association Other than MLA

Activity
Points
Officer/director/board/executive committee member 25 points
Committee chair/co-chair 15 points
Special interest group coordinator 15 points
National local arrangements committee chair 15 points
Committee member (includes representatives to regional/state organization) 10 points

Documentation required: Copy of letter of appointment, directory listing, committee roster, or letter or certificate acknowledging past service.

Chapters/Sections in Professional Organizations Other than MLA

Activity
Points
Officer/council representative or alternate 20 points
Chair of section of a chapter 12 points
Committee chair/co-chair 10 points
Committee member (includes representatives to regional/state organization) 5 points

Documentation required: Copy of letter of appointment, directory listing, committee roster, or letter or certificate acknowledging past service.

Regional, State, or Local Associations

Activity
Points
Officer/director/coordinator/executive committee/ board member 20 points
Chair of regional/state section (e.g., hospital library section of state library association) 12 points
Committee chair/co-chair 10 points
Committee member (includes representative to regional/state groups and RAC member) 5 points
Consortium coordinator 12 points

Documentation required: Copy of letter of appointment, directory listing, committee roster, or letter or certificate acknowledging past service. 

Other Activities

Formal consultations

Points Awarded
1 point per day for each consultation (maximum three points per client during a five-year period) 

Documentation required: Copy of contract or letter of agreement or report submitted. 

Clarification: Points may be claimed for more than one client, provided no more than three points per client are claimed per five-year period.

Funded Grants

Activity
Points
Principle investigator(s) / Co-investigator(s) 10 points each only in the first year funded
Key personnel 5 points each only in the first year funded
Proposal reviewer for granting agency/organization 5 points each for each year of service

Documentation required: Copy of letter from granting agency or letter of appointment.

Clarification: These points are only awarded for funded grants outside of your institution or employer.

MLA Oral History Program ♦

Activity
Points
Background research and interview 3 points
Editing of interview 2 points
Indexing of interview 1 point

Documentation required: Copy of letter of acknowledgment.

Clarification: These points are only awarded for work conducted for MLA archival purposes and outside of the work of the MLA Oral History Committee. 

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