Two UNT DIS Courses Approved for Medical Library Association Specializations

The Department of Information Science (DIS) is pleased to announce that two Master’s level courses have been approved by the Medical Library Association (MLA) to be included in the curriculum of two of their Level II Specializations. The MLA specializations provide an additional level of expertise in a specific health information field and provide access to new resources. Each program requires the completion of an approved curriculum of courses.

The approved DIS courses are INFO 5636: Community-Based Health Information which will count towards the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level II; and INFO 5634: Disaster and Emergency Management for Information Professionals which will count towards the Disaster Information Specialization (DIS) Level II.

Students in the M.S. in Library Science or Information Science program who successfully complete these courses are eligible to apply for the respective MLA Specialization. Currently, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is providing financial support for graduate library and information sciences students to offset the application fees for the specializations. UNT has been working closely with John Bramble, NNLM Region 4 and National Training Office Executive Director, and Samantha Nunn, NNLM Region 4 Project Manager, on this initiative.

For more information, contact Dr. Ana Cleveland, Director of the Health Informatics/Health Librarianship program at .