[Posted by Michelle Rachal on behalf of Michelle Bass]
Thanks to NCNMLG’s professional development grant, I applied for and was granted provisional AHIP status as of June 2017. I had been on the fence about applying to AHIP as a provisional member but was encouraged to apply by colleagues from current and previous jobs. As luck would have it, Cynthia Henderson, AHIP, Associate Dean Health Sciences Libraries & Director Norris Library at the University of Southern California, is my AHIP mentor. I shared my interest in learning more about medical library budgetary needs as well as management and leadership training opportunities. I look forward to meeting with her in person at the upcoming NCNMLG/MLGSCA Joint chapter meeting in January 2018. Without this grant, I would not have applied for a provisional AHIP membership and would have missed out on this wonderful mentoring opportunity.
This year’s Joint Meeting was a great success. It had excellent speakers and programs.
Dr. Claire Pomeroy was the first plenary speaker and spoke about how to create a healthier world by addressing the social determinants of health. She said that we have a value problem in health, that there is a Continue reading
One of the reasons I decided to go to the Quint Meeting in Denver was the CE Class, Innovation and Lean Process Improvement Demystified. At Children’s Oakland we have been implementing the Lean Process (aka the Toyota Management System or Kaizen) for about two years. I thought it would be a good idea to get a library perspective on it. Continue reading
Many thanks to NCNMLG for the professional development grant that supported the first quarter of my enrollment in the UCSF Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership program (MS-HAIL).
MS-HAIL, UCSF’s first online master’s program, is designed to equip working professionals from clinical and non-clinical areas to become the new leaders of healthcare. The program’s blended o Continue reading