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Academy of Health Professionals (AHIP) Points Index Updates for 2022

Academy of Health Professionals (AHIP) Points Index Updates for 2022
Thu June 23, 2022
Academy of Health Professionals (AHIP) Points Index Updates for 2022

Earlier this month, more than 725 librarians signed onto a letter to the NLM addressing recent changes to MeSH terms. Associate Director of Library Operations for NLM, Dianne Babski provided a response.
Space for Everyone. SCC/MLA 2022 Annual Meeting: Call for Contributed Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Round Tables.
The MLA Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee are interested in what types of strategies libraries and library associations are using to encourage diverse leadership.
The Board of Directors recognizes and acknowledges the generous ways in which our members, chapter members, and friends of MLA give your time and resources to strengthen and grow our association.
An open letter to NLM regarding MeSH term changes
Scholarships are available for four MLA members interested in attending the 2022 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, October 5 - 9, 2022.
The African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) is saddened that our statement released on June 2020 is still so painfully relevant today in the wake of the attacks of Black citizens in Buffalo and the terrorizing of other communities over the past week.
The following message from Shannon D. Jones, AHIP, MLA President, was sent to librarians in Buffalo, New York on May 18, 2022. Following this message, MLA Connect is pleased to share some resources for you to use to support the Buffalo community.
Now in its 6th year, this list of books and other resources is made possible by all the #medlibs on Twitter (https://twitter.com), IFTTT (https://ifttt.com/), and Evernote (https://www.evernote.com/) during MLA '22. Apologies if any books or resources were missed, it was not intentional.
The following message from Shannon D. Jones, AHIP, MLA President, was sent to librarians in Buffalo, New York on May 18, 2022. Following this message, MLA Connect is pleased to share some resources for you to use to support the Buffalo community.
Library Gateways to the VA is an outreach project that partnered the White River Junction VA with over 255 service area public libraries in Vermont and western New Hampshire.
This project aimed to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of Wikipedia editing to improve information literacy and lifelong learning skills and to investigate aspects of social responsibility in first-year medical students.
Stephanie M. Swanberg describes her author journey and gives background on her JMLA article "A health education outreach partnership between an academic medical library and public library: lessons learned before and during a pandemic."
Molly Montgomery, director of library services, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, was awarded an internal research grant through the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Start-Up Fund in the amount of $5,000 to fund key aspects of her research project.

Molly Montgomery, director of library services, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, was awarded an internal research grant through the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Start-Up Fund in the amount of $5,000 to fund key aspects of her research project.
During the introduction of the May 5 John P. McGovern Lecture, the MLA ’22 cochairs shared information about the traditional indigenous inhabitants on the land of New Orleans, LA.
APA PsycInfo is the world's largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is an indispensable tool for the discovery of global scholarly research.
MLA Annual Reports for the 2021–2022 association year are now available for viewing by all MLA members. The annual reports are MLA’s official record of activities of the last year, assembled by all components of MLA.
MLA is holding a silent auction for items lovingly made by MLA Fellow and Distinguished AHIP member, Patricia Gallagher, MA, MLS, AHIP, FMLA (pictured here), who passed away in December 2021 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  
May 4th is Star Wars Day! There are a couple of New Orleans events celebrating the day. 
There are many cultural offerings and attractions to visit in New Orleans. From delicious food and drinks to museums and historic collections to cemeteries, there’s something for everyone who visits New Orleans.
It's time to talk about the big issue on everyone's minds: FOOD!  New Orleans is a culinary mecca and options are seemingly endless. But don't worry, the Local Assistance Committee has you covered -  like shrimp etouffee on rice.

Dale Prince has created a Dining Guide with an alphabetical list of
The RTI ’22 program consists of 34 participants, including 8 embedded LIS graduate students. The program will be taught by a team of experienced and expert research faculty with the mentoring support of 5 peer coaches who are former RTI Fellows.
Curious about AHIP or about ready to apply and have a question? Preparing to renew and wondering about tally points or required documentation? Stop by the MLA Connections Booth in the MLA ’22 exhibit hall area to get some help.
Curious about AHIP or about ready to apply and have a question? Preparing to renew and wondering about tally points or required documentation? Stop by the MLA Connections Booth in the MLA ’22 exhibit hall area to get some help.
Take advantage of MLAConnect as a resource for sharing your announcements and job postings. Volunteer with us in one of our open editor positions!
Curious about AHIP or about ready to apply and have a question? Preparing to renew and wondering about tally points or required documentation? Stop by the MLA Connections Booth in the MLA ’22 exhibit hall area to get some help.
Take advantage of MLAConnect as a resource for sharing your announcements and job postings. Volunteer with us in one of our open editor positions!
We really wish that everyone could join us in New Orleans for the conference. But for those attending virtually, here are some virtual exhibits and tours for you to enjoy.

I hope you can enjoy a little New Orleans flavor wherever you are! The links below are from a variety of local entities. Also 
Every week until MLA ‘22 in New Orleans, we'll profile the experts leading each of the six Symposium sessions. This week, Paul S. “Ford” Miller answers questions about himself and his session, Think Like a Lawyer: A Socratic Seminar on Copyright.
Despite the general consensus that field experience during library school is important for applying theory to practical situations, there is a lack of understanding about what students want from graduate employment and the barriers they face in acquiring it.
In addition to inviting proposals related to Advancing Public Health through Libraries, Building Health Sciences Collections, Health Literacy and the Library, and Teaching Evidence-Based Practice, the committee is also seeking authors or editors on the topic of Ethics in Medical Librarianship.
Whether you are attending your first MLA meeting or your 31st, whether you are attending in person or virtually, the New Members Caucus has some suggestions for how to get the most out of MLA '22.
In addition to inviting proposals related to Advancing Public Health through Libraries, Building Health Sciences Collections, Health Literacy and the Library, and Teaching Evidence-Based Practice, the committee is also seeking authors or editors on the topic of Ethics in Medical Librarianship.
The Living Library is an event that is comprised of “books,” and each of those books is a person who has a lived an experience that often is met with stereotypes, prejudices, and misunderstandings. Each book will share their experience, and readers are then able to ask questions.
On behalf of the LAC (Local Assistance Committee) and the NPC (National Program Committee) and in light of the latest natural disaster in New Orleans (tornadoes on March 22), we have chosen to support Second Harvest Food Bank local group that supports the New Orleans community.
Personal librarian programs match students and librarians together for individualized assistance with a variety of student needs. How many medical and academic health sciences libraries utilize these programs?
SLACK Journals is excited to o­ffer the option to purchase backfiles for eleven of its leading publications. Read thousands of high-quality, peer-reviewed, original articles across the decades from each of the journals, many of which have been indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed.
Every week until MLA ‘22 in New Orleans, we'll profile the experts leading each of the six Symposium sessions. This week, Marlene M. Bishop, Vida Damijonaitis, Linné Girouard, David Nygren, and Christian Patrick answer questions about themselves and their session.
SLACK Journals is excited to o­ffer the option to purchase backfiles for eleven of its leading publications. Read thousands of high-quality, peer-reviewed, original articles across the decades from each of the journals, many of which have been indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed.

NLM Responds to Librarians’ Open Letter re: MeSH Term Changes


I Am MLA: Soph Myers-Kelley


Space for Everyone: SCC/MLA ’22 Annual Meeting Call for Contributed Content


A Work in Progress: Strategies to Foster Diverse Leadership in Libraries


The MLA Board of Directors Gratefully Acknowledges Our Donors


Academy of Health Professionals (AHIP) Points Index Updates for 2022


MLA Welcomes New JMLA Co-Editors-in-Chief


MLA ‘22 Annual Meeting and JMLA Biannual Research Caucus Research Awards


Open Letter to NLM Regarding MeSH Term Changes


Apply for a JCLC 2022 Conference Registration Scholarship by June 1


AAMLA Statement in Solidarity With the Citizens of Buffalo


I Am MLA: Jherusha Lambert


MLA '22 Books (& More) Recommendations


In Sorrow and Solidarity: We Stand With Buffalo and Its Library Workers


Library Gateways to VA: An Outreach Initiative Between Vermont and Western New Hampshire Public Libraries and the White River Junction VA


RTI Research Spotlight: Wikipedia Editing: Improving Information Literacy and Social Responsibility of Medical Students


JMLA Author Interview: Stephanie M. Swanberg


NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program—Applications Open for 2022/2023 Class


RTI Fellow Awarded Grant to Study Research Attitudes of Osteopathic Medical Students


MLA ’22 Land Acknowledgement


Product Spotlight: Unparalleled Index of Peer-Reviewed Psychology Literature (Sponsored)


Read MLA’s 2021–22 Annual Reports


Bid in the MLA ‘22 Silent Auction: Support the MLA Scholarship Fund


MLA '22: May the Fourth Be With You


Places to Visit in New Orleans


FOOD! MLA '22 and Dining in the Crescent City


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Content at MLA '22


Congratulations to the RTI ’22 Fellows!


The Symposium on 21st Century Health Sciences Collection Development & Resource Sharing: Meet the Presenters, Part 6


Silent Auction to Benefit the MLA Scholarship Fund


AHIP Applicants and Renewing Members


Note from the Editor


New Orleans Online - Exhibitions and Tours


The Symposium on 21st Century Health Sciences Collection Development & Resource Sharing: Meet the Presenters, Part 5


RTI Research Spotlight: MLS Student Perceptions of Graduate Employment


The Symposium on 21st Century Health Sciences Collection Development & Resource Sharing: Meet the Presenters, Part 4


Getting the Most Out of MLA ’22


Call for Book Proposals


Visit the Living Library at MLA ‘22 in New Orleans!


MLA '22 Service Project: Second Harvest


RTI Research Spotlight: Preliminary Examination of Personal Librarian Programs in Health Sciences Libraries


Value Studies Working Group


The Symposium on 21st Century Health Sciences Collection Development & Resource Sharing: Meet the Presenters, Part 3


Sign Up for the MLA '22 Resume Clinic in New Orleans!


Product Spotlight: Archived Content at Your Fingertips with SLACK Journals (Sponsored)


Queen Nefertari in New Orleans


Submit Virtual Projects for JMLA Virtual Projects Section by April 20, 2022


RTI Research Spotlight: Effects of Faculty Status on Perceptions of Medical Librarians


The Symposium on 21st Century Health Sciences Collection Development & Resource Sharing: Meet the Presenters, Part 2


NEW: Preliminary Program + Early Bird Registration Extended to April 11