The association believes research is the foundation for
excellence in health information practice, for new and expanded roles
for health sciences librarians, and for attracting excellent people to
MLA Research Resources
MLA's scholarly journal publishes research in the field.
- Research Section
MLA's Research Section offeres guidelines for writing abstracts, mentoring in research, and more.
- The Research Imperative:
The Research Policy Statement of the Medical Library Association
- Research Agenda
A list of the 15 research questions top-ranked by MLA leaders and published in the JMLA in 2012. Source: Eldredge JD, Ascher MT, Holmes HN, Harris MR. The new Medical Library Association research agenda: final results from a three-phase delphi study. J Med Libr Assoc. 2012 July; 100(3): 214–218. DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.100.3.012
- Research Methods
Eldredge JD. Inventory of research methods for librarianship and informatics. J Med Libr Assoc. 2004 January; 92(1): 83–90.
Several of MLA's awards honor research in the field.
- Grants and Scholarships
Support your next research project with a grant.
Projects and Studies
Available to MLA members and survey participants, MLA's Benchmarking
Network offers data and resources for benchmarking library services. Results of MLA's 2007/08 benchmarking survey are available free to participants or by subscription to others.
- Salary and Compensation Surveys
Explore the informationist concept with materials from MLA's Informationist
Invited Conference, including slides, papers, and videos; plus MLA's Study to Explore Information Specialist in Context (ISIC) Roles.
- MLA User Surveys
MLA conducts internal surveys on the organization and
various association services.
of Using Library and Information Services Study
Contracted study offers librarians the opportunity to explore and replicate
the contributions of library and information services (LIS) in hospitals
and academic health sciences centers.
For further information about MLA's research projects,
contact Kate Corcoran, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.419.9094 x12.