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Career Development

How Do I Become a Medical Librarian?

Health sciences librarians work anywhere health information is needed, including:

  • hospitals and clinics;
  • colleges and universities;
  • medical and health professions schools;
  • consumer health libraries;
  • research centers and foundations;
  • industry (including biotechnology, insurance, pharmaceutical, and publishing); and
  • federal, state, and local government agencies.

Whether you're a student starting your career exploration, or a professional looking for a second career, find out if health sciences librarianship is the right career for you!

Got Funding?

MLA and sections provide up to $52,000 each year—for research, travel, professional development, plus scholarships for library school and fellowships for PhD students. Applications are generally due December 1; check individual grants for actual deadlines. Apply today for...

  • Lindberg Research Fellowship ($10,000), application due Nov. 15
  • Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship ($5,000)
  • Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant ($1,500)

Visit the grants page for more funding opportunities.

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