Contact Us | Donate | Advertise Follow us on TwitterFollow us on facebookFollow us on LinkedIn

Learn more about the RTI Fellowship Program!

Attend the next Drop-In Session
February 10, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., central time
RSVP to Save the Date for the February Drop-In Session:


The Research Training Institute Fellowship Program for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) is a virtual continuing education program that provides advanced research methods training and an intensive level of support for health sciences librarians to design, conduct and successfully disseminate a research project.

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

  • A series of online modules over a one-year period that align with the various stages of the research process.
  • A full year of mentoring and support by faculty and peer coaches as participants complete a research project during the institute year.
  • A training model that is designed to meet the special needs of practicing health sciences librarians and other professionals who provide health information, support and services in a wide variety of work settings.
  • A curriculum that focuses on advanced research methods and emphasizes theoretical frameworks and digital research dissemination.
  • A faculty that consists of 6 research experts assisted by 5 peer coaches who are fellows from previous RTI institutes.
  • A membership in an online network of librarian-researchers (RTI community of practice).
  • An opportunity to present a poster and presentation at the MLA annual meeting.
  • Many scholarship opportunities and reduced tuition fees.
  • 48 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

The RTI training program was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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

Latest RTI News

View all RTI News

Applications are Now Open for the 2023-24 Research Training Institute Training Program

You’re Invited! RTI Drop-In Session December 9

Take your research skills seriously: Learn about MLA's Research Training Institute

Learn More About MLA’s RTI Fellowship Program

Update from the MLA/RTI Value Studies Working Group