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1 PRESENTED BY Andrew Youngkin, MLS, AHIP Member, MLA Credentialing Committee Florida Health Sciences Library Association April 4, 2014

2 The Academy of Health Information Professionals is the professional development and career recognition program of the Medical Library Association. There are several different AHIP membership levels – you are considered to be a fully qualified member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals at any of the levels. What is AHIP?

3 The AHIP Levels Provisional Member Senior Distinguished Emeritus Members at each level are full members of the Academy!

4 Comparison of AHIP Levels

5 Why join AHIP? A structure for professional development Mentoring and support Encouragement and recognition of peer- reviewed professional activities “Visible” sign to employers

6 Who can be a member of AHIP? MLA members Librarians and other information professionals who are not members o f MLA There are approximately 920 information professionals in AHIP, representing the full range of work experience and accomplishments found among health information professionals.

7 Who can be a member of AHIP? Academic health science librarian Hospital/medical center librarian Nursing librarian Consumer health public librarian Medical/health science indexer Librarian with no health science experience but would like to obtain a position in the health sciences New library school graduates who would like to obtain a position in the health sciences Do you need to be a member of MLA? No!

8 Am I Eligible to Apply? Academic Preparation Do you have an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science, or another master’s degree? If you have another master’s degree, can you document coursework in MLA’s seven Professional Competencies?

9 Am I Eligible to Apply? Professional Experience The number of years you have worked in an information-related professional position after attaining your master’s degree helps determine which level of AHIP membership you may achieve. In May 2012, the MLA Board approved a change to the Academy which allows us to consider all professional information work, whether or not it is in the health sciences.

10 Am I Eligible to Apply? Professional Accomplishments You may earn points for AHIP membership by participating in a wide variety of professional accomplishments, publishing, editing, serving in professional associations, etc. Note: Activities which are part of your job are not awarded points.

11 What counts as MLA points? Serving as an officer, a committee chair or committee member of MLA, an MLA chapter, an MLA section, or an active MLA SIG Serving as a mentor for a Provisional Member in the academy Developing an MLA continuing education course Serving as a site coordinator for an MLA teleconference Conducting oral history interviews for MLA archival purposes

12 AHIP on MLANET

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14 Portfolio Review Process It begins at MLA Headquarters MLA members: upload your forms and documentation to MLANET Applicants who are not current MLA members: create one PDF file of your portfolio and to MLA HQ Primary Review An MLA Credentialing Committee member

15 Portfolio Review Process Secondary Review The Credentialing Committee’s Chair-Designate It ends at MLA Headquarters You are notified of the outcome If at any point, there are questions about your portfolio, documentation, etc., a member of the CredComm will contact you. Likewise, if you have any questions, contact MLA HQ.

16 Helpful Hints Review the requirements for the level at which you will be applying early and often. Review the point index regularly, paying attention to the required documentation. Keep organized – keep all documentation in a file or online until you need it. When completing your portfolio, document what you claim and claim what you document. Supply the required documentation – no more, no less. Keep documentation in the order you’re claiming the points on your ledger. It’s okay to ask for help.

17 Charting Your Course: The Medical Librarian's First Five Years Mary Katherine Haver, MLIS, AHIP Specialization in Consumer Health - Level II Medical Library Association

18 Focus Upon... Professional Development Continuing Education Networking

19 Where to Start? Employer Training opportunities Organizations Local State Regional National

20 Organizations… Local: Tampa Bay Medical Library Network (TaBaMLN) State: Florida Health Sciences Library Association (FHSLA) Regional: Southern Chapter Medical Library Association (SC/MLA) National: Medical Library Association (MLA)

21 Questions/Comments? Contact Information Mary Katherine Haver

22 Knocking on Opportunity’s Door Nancy Schaefer Associate University Librarian University of Florida Florida Health Sciences Library Association Annual Meeting - April 4, 2014 Orlando, FL

23 Be the Director of Your Own Career : Manage professional opportunities actively, not passively

24 Start Small then grow experience, experiment, sample, test, select…

25 Networking Introduce yourself. Discover the other person’s interests and expertise. Share yours. Respond with alacrity and enthusiasm to patron requests. These are possible letter writers/collaborators.

26 Continuing Education  IT workshops  Faculty lectures on campus  Organizations’ classes:  Library-oriented: MLA, NN/LM, NEFLIN, SEFLIN  Health-oriented: NIH, OITE (NIH’s Office of Intramural Training & Education), HHS, CDC, HRSANIHOITEHHSCDC HRSA  Subject-oriented: Disaster, consumer health, IRB, copyright, informed consent  Tech-oriented: Mobile devices, course management software

27 MLA Professional Competencies  Health Sciences and Health Care Environment and Information Policies  Leadership and Management Theory and Techniques  Health Sciences Information Services  Health Sciences Resource Management  Information Systems and Technology  Curricula Design and Instruction  Research, Analysis and Interpretation

28 Innovation  2 requirements:  original ideas  organizational/technological expertise to implement  You need contribute only 1 of these

29 Examples of Innovation CTSI Librarian volunteered for related committees requested Admin authority to help researchers across campus with NIH Public Access compliance Basic Sciences librarian joined Research Gate increased followers by turning reference questions into instruction/advice for others

30 Disseminate Start small (less competitive) & progress: Campus=> state=> regional=> national=> international Posters => oral presentations Non-peer-reviewed newsletters=> peer-reviewed journal articles => chapters/books

31 State Level Poster/Lightning Round FHLSA 2009

32 Regional Poster Mary Edwards and Hannah Norton - SC/MLA 2013

33 Oral Presentations More competitive than posters. Promotion committees consider these evidence that a professional community recognizes your expertise on topics of sufficient importance to merit face-to-face time at conferences.

34 Publish – Don’t Perish 1 st papers - Collaborate with an established writer. Offer to do the work but ask for guidance through the steps of the publishing process. Research possible journals for submission: Experience what patrons must do Reduce rejection of your own articles Demonstrate skills and experience in a mix of authorship roles: Solo – can plan and execute on your own Lead - vision, can coordinate others’ efforts Multiple co-authorship – can cooperate

35 Grants “ The most expensive way to make money” - now expected of academic librarians. Read grant announcements with a flexible, open, creative mind. How could the grant’s purpose relate to your library’s/institution’s goals? As with the other professional development opportunities discussed, grant applications can stem from your daily work. For example: Exploring cost-reduction possibilities Exploring cost-reduction possibilities Research/instruction on new technologies Research/instruction on new technologies Piloting new services (or old services to new users) Piloting new services (or old services to new users)

36 Committee Choice Choose committees of value to you/your library: IT Research Grants Copyright Scholarly Communication Curriculum/Teaching Enhancement Special student groups “Disabled” International Clinical Tenure & Promotion

37 Active Participation Naming a committee you sat on no longer suffices. Tenure and promotion committees seek evidence of active participation.

38 More on Active Participation  Volunteer for assignments, task forces, subcommittees, projects.  List these and any specific official role you had on them on your CV.  Your hard work and innovative ideas or realistic problem-solving will facilitate fellow committee members’ positive recommendations.

39 Offices Volunteer for office in on-campus groups and professional associations. Promotion committee members usually have officer experience so appreciate the time and effort involved. MAKE the time to do the work required. It’ll help you get considered for future opportunities. Don’t earn a reputation as one who “over-promises and under-delivers.”

40 YOU CAN Actively Direct Your Career Nancy Schaefer

41 Moving forward while staying put Finding opportunities for career growth in a growing organization Todd Puccio Director of Technical Services HPD Library Nova Southeastern University

42 Power Point Slides as inspirational platitudes Yeah – that’s pretty much it.

43 Establishing yourself as a Key individual contributor is all about skills and attitude to the work Be good at what you do – and be the only one around that can do it. If you are not the only one around that can do it – then learn something new to get good at. Action Tip : Try Community night school Watch Webinars and E-Classes

44 Establishing yourself as a Key individual contributor is all about skills and attitude to the work Focus on Effectiveness – not only efficiency Efficiency is doing things right – Effectiveness is doing the right things – Peter Drucker Effective Performance is the combination of Results and Relationships

45 Establishing yourself as a Key individual contributor is all about skills and attitude to the work Say YES to more work and more learning and more responsibility – from the Boss Learn how/and when to say NO – try to say No by saying Yes to alternatives. Offer alternatives You can’t manage your time – you can only manage your calendar Action Tip : Before you say “no” – have a “yes” alternative ready

46 Establishing yourself as a Key individual contributor is all about skills and attitude to the work Keep warm relationships – Internal and external of the organization You may have competing needs and resources but Always assume that everyone you deal with wants to do a good job – (or at least “behave” as if you believe this) The alternative is toxic to every relationship and the organization – it is not Effective

47 Establishing yourself as a Key individual contributor is all about skills and attitude to the work Attend many internal programs in your organization. No matter how silly or worthless they may seem. Learn one new skill, one new fact – there is always something to learn Meet others from the organization – build relationship Action Tip : Don’t sit with people you already know Don’t always sit in the same spot

48 MLS means Executive - (the Drucker “Knowledge Worker”) Show professionalism Show confidence Show competence Action Tips : Who do you want to get respect from ? Then Dress like them. Be a committee chair and run good meetings ! “M” in MLS stands for Master

49 MLS means Manager Your job is to be effective for the organization The library is not your organization – it is part of the organization. What got you HERE – won’t get you THERE Work is accomplished through people – stop thinking and behaving like an individual contributor only Develop new skills for results and relationships Welcome to “THEM” Action Tips : Read management books Listen to management podcasts Attend management training

50 Selected Resources Manager Tools & Career Tools podcasts at Accidental Library Manager / by Rachel Singer Gordon What Got You Here Won't Get You There / by Marshall Goldsmith Getting Things Done / by David Allen The One Minute Manager / by Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson The One Minute Manager meets the Monkey / by Ken Blanchard, William Oncken Jr. and Hal Burrows


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