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Health Information Professional

Find out about the health information profession

Go to MLA's Advocacy Center to learn more about the health information profession:

  • Health sciences library statistics
  • Types of health sciences libraries
  • National Library of Medicine
  • Roles of health sciences librarians
  • MLA as the Association for health sciences librarians
  • Professional competencies for health sciences librarians
  • 21st century challenges

Explore a career in health sciences information

Go to MLA's Career Center to find out more about the role of health sciences or medical librarians:

  • What is a health sciences or medical librarian? What do they do?
  • How much to health sciences librarians earn?
  • What education do I need to become a health sciences librarian?
  • Where do health sciences librarians work?
  • Job listings

The Career Preparation Tips pages provide valuable information for career changers.


Discover MLA's professional development programs:

  • Competencies for professional success
  • Webinars
  • Self-Paced Courses
  • Instructor-led courses, virtual and live at Annual Conferences
  • Discussion Group program
  • Independent Reading Program
  • Illinois Continuing Education for Nurses (CNE)
  • AHIP credential: The Academy of Health Information Professionals
  • Specializations: Consumer Health Information, Data Services, and Systematic Review Services
  • Mentoring
  • Grants, scholarships and fellowships

Become an MLA Member

Join MLA to connect, learn, and lead (Regular membership rates are $245 per year. First time members can take a one-year test drive with an introductory member of $184 per year.), and take advantage of MLA's extensive programs and benefits.