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MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) is an online continuing education program for health sciences librarians and LIS graduate students that provides advanced research methods training and an intensive level of support as participants successfully design, conduct, and disseminate a research project.

The RTI Fellowship Program offers a unique and highly effective training model that includes:

  • Series of online modules over a one-year period that align with the various stages of the research process.

  • Full year of mentoring and support by faculty and peer coaches as participants complete a research project during the institute year.

  • Specialized MLA-approved curriculum that covers research planning and design, theoretical frameworks, method selection, data collection and analysis, digital dissemination of research, and reporting findings.

  • Faculty consists of 6 research/education experts assisted by 5 peer coaches who are participants from previous RTI institutes.

  • Membership in an online network of colleagues and other institute Fellows (RTI community of practice).

  • Opportunity to present a poster presentation at the MLA annual meeting.

  • Opportunity to earn 48 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

  • Opportunity to earn an MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) Fellow Certificate.

  • Many scholarship opportunities with reduced tuition fees.

For questions regarding the RTI Fellowship Program, please contact Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA, RTI founding director.

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