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Independent Reading Program: Preapproved Articles

Preselected articles from the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) or articles from other professional publications that fall within one or more of the professional competencies from MLA's educational policy statement, Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success, will be accepted. Fill out the IRP article analysis application to earn CE or AHIP credit.

  • Read an article marked with the IRP icon from the Journal of Medical Library Association or chose another professional journal article that falls within one or more of the professional competencies.
  • Complete the IRP article analysis application
    • MLANET online registration option: complete the application and pay online. (Under Construction)
    • Mail or fax option: download and print the application and mail/fax with payment
  • MLA will send the participant an email receipt of application
  • Upon approval of application, MLA will send participant a MLA CE certificate.

For more information, contact Debra Cavanaugh, 312.419.9094 x32.


Titles of current preselected JMLA articles:

Community Perceptions and Utilization of a Consumer Health Center January 2015

Pivoting: Leveraging Opportunities in a Turbulent Health Care Environment January 2015

A Comparative Analysis of Moral Principles and Behavioral Norms in Eight Ethical Codes Relevant to Health Sciences Librarianship, Medical Informatics, and The Health Professions October 2014

Health Sciences Librarians' Awareness and Assessment of the Medical Library Association Code of Ethics for Health Sciences Librarianship: The Results of a Membership Survey October 2014

Information-seeking Behavior and The Use of Online Resources: A Snapshot of Current Health Sciences Faculty July 2014

The Persistence of Clinical Questions Across Shifts on An Intensive Care Unit: An Observational Pilot Study July 2014

What Criteria do Consumer Health Librarians Use to Develop Library Collections? A Phenomenological Study April 2014

Measuring Patrons’ Technology Habits: An Evidence-Based Approach to Tailoring Library Services April 2014

Evaluation of Best Practices in the Design of Online Evidence-based Practice Instructional Modules January 2014

Mobile Devices in Medicine: A Survey of How Medical Students, Residents, and Faculty Use Smartphones and Other Mobile Devices to Find Information January 2014

You're Just One of the Group When You're Embedded: Report From a Mixed-method Investigation of the Research-embedded Health Librarian Experience October 2013

Emerging Roles for Biomedical Librarians: A Survey of Current Practice, Challenges, and Changes October 2013

Mapping the Literature of Health Care Chaplaincy July 2013

The Impact of Library Instruction: Do First-year Medical Students Use Library Resources Specifically Highlighted During Instructional Sessions? July 2013

Evaluation of Health Information Outreach: Theory, Practice, and Future Direction April 2013

Exploring the Impact of Tablet Computers on Medical Training at an Academic Medical Center April 2013