AHIP Application Support: a post from NCNMLG Professional Development Grant awardee Michelle Rachal

I applied to MLA’s AHIP program this week thanks to a professional development grant I received from NCNMLG. I applied at the Provisional level and I’m looking forward to completing the requirements for the Member level. I feel this is an excellent opportunity for me to increase my skills in medical librarianship. When I started working in a medical library in 2009 I was hired as paraprofessional staff, eager to become a full-fledged librarian (I already had my MLIS). I did get promoted to a faculty position early in 2013 but I was still not a medical or health sciences librarian. Even so I was very interested in joining MLA and becoming a part of AHIP.  Finally in August of 2013 I became the Health Sciences Librarian at the main library on our campus, University of Nevada, Reno. I became a member of MLA and NCNMLG but couldn’t afford the tuition for the AHIP program so I feel really fortunate to be able to finally join. Thank you NCNMLG for your support!

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