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Dissemination and Impact

The goals of the Research Training Institute (RTI) are to build research competencies of health sciences librarians and increase the quantity, quality, and communication of health information research. The RTI Project Leadership Team is dedicated to sharing information and educating the public about the important work of the RTI. The Team will share RTI successes, lessons learned, curriculum information, work products, data collection instruments, research results and impact, and reports to inform education and research programs in the library field and educate the public about the role and value of the health sciences librarian-led research.

RTI will explore new strategies to communicate information, findings, outcomes, and the products we create. These activities will include in-person, online, and print strategies that reach a broad range of audiences. Face-to-face dissemination efforts will include networking, sessions at professional meetings, and conference presentations. Online channels that will be used include the RTI website, RTI News, press releases, listservs, social media (Twitter), videos, photos, and data visualizations. RTI staff and Fellows will also create publications, papers, and posters that spotlight significant findings resulting from their participation in the RTI.

RTI Press Releases

IMLS Awards Grant to MLA to Bolster Research Education for Health Sciences Librarians
August 3, 2017

RTI Presentations

  • Lessick, S. (2018). Research Training Institute (RTI) for Health Sciences Librarians Update [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at: Adapt/Transforming/Leading, MLA'18: Medical Library Association Annual Meeting; 2018 May 18-23; Atlanta, GA. 20 PowerPoint slides, color.
  • Philbrick, J., Kloda, L., Lessick, S. (2019). Elevating Health Sciences Librarians' Research Capacity Through an Innovative Research Training Institute (RTI) [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at: Elevate! MLA '19: Medical Library Association Annual Meeting; 2019 May 3-8; Chicago, IL. 24 PowerPoint slides, color.

Data Visualizations

Visualizing the Research Topics of 2018 RTI Applicants, September 5, 2018

RTI Fellows’ Works

The RTI will collect and disseminate the writings and presentations completed by the RTI Fellows. Other related research works will also be posted. Information about these works will be posted later as these become available.

Data Collection Instruments

Data collection instruments are tests, questionnaires, inventories, interview schedules or guides, rating scales, and survey plans or any other forms that are used to collect information. The RTI will develop, collect, and share data collection tools used in, and relevant to the studies of Institute participants, and various evaluation processes of the Institute. More information will be available in the future.


RTI News

Congratulations to the 2019 RTI Fellows!

RTI Fellows Share Experiences at NNLM MCR Webinar

RTI Fellow Shares Experience in Blog

Visualizing the Research Topics of 2018 Research Training Institute Applicants

Apply for the 2019 Research Training Institute