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Professional Development

MLANET: Professional Development


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  • InterProfessional Education: What it Is and How Librarians Can Partner (Recorded Webinar)
  • How To Have Influence When You Don't Have Power or Authority (Recorded Webinar)
  • Your Keys to Successful Database Searching (Recorded Webinar)
  • APPsense Makes the Patrons Grow Fonder: Mobile Resources in the Health Sciences (Recorded Webinar)
  • Communicate Your Value through Marketing and Advocacy (Recorded Webinar)


Improve your health information services for consumers and  find new resources and ideas to serve the public, patients, and families. Apply today for MLA's Consumer Health Information Specialization. Read more...

Expand your institutional role with MLA's Disaster Information Specialization. Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to support your institution and community in times of disaster or public health emergency. Start with 5 free online courses! Read more..


MLA Meetings

Submit an abstract for a paper or poster to be presented at MLA '15, "Librarians without Limits," in Austin, TX, May 15–20. 

Learn more about past and future meetings





The Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) is MLA's peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition program.

Whether you are new to the profession or have been working in it for many years, the academy has a membership level for you. Academy membership reflects the investment of time and effort required for exemplary professional performance.

For more information, please contact Tomi Gunn, 312.419.9094 x11.

Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships

MLA offers funding opportunities for health information professionals at all levels. MLA grants, scholarships, and fellowships can help you attend the MLA annual meeting, pay for your degree, fund your continuing education, or conduct research.