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Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI) Program Details

Important Dates

  • December 1, 2018: Application deadline. - See submission page for details and online form
  • March 2019: Participants contacted and announced
  • May to June, 2019: Pre-institute learning activities begin
  • July 15 to 19, 2019: Face to face program component at University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC)
  • July 2019 to June 2020: Post-institute support for participants to implement projects

Application Procedures and Registration

  • Learn more about application requirements and deadlines.
  • Review the application instructions thoroughly before completing the online application form.

Registration Fees

  • MLA member: $1,000
  • Non MLA member: $1,000

Registration Includes

  • Tuition
  • Welcome reception for participants and staff
  • Twice-daily refreshment breaks
  • Online and print learning materials
  • Participation in online community of practice

MLA Continuing Education (CE) Credit and AHIP Points

RTI is approved for 48 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours. Interested participants may apply for 30 points toward membership in the Academy of Health Information Professional (AHIP).

Scholarship Opportunities

  • RTI offers several scholarships to enable practicing health sciences professionals to attend the institute.
  • Scholarships are provided to institute participants through funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.


Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago
1750 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612

The 2019 RTI will be held at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago (LHS-Chicago) at the University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC), which is a large public research university located in the central United States. The newly renovated state-of-the-art library is located in the heart of the medical campus. Outfitted with the latest technology, the library offers a modern open learning and information commons atmosphere that gives students and faculty the tools to achieve their educational and research objectives.

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For questions regarding the institute, please contact Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA, project director, RTI.

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