Linda Katz AHIP First-Time Applicant Award
Purpose: To encourage members of the chapter to apply for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals [AHIP].
Applicants must have completed and submitted all required AHIP documentation, including fee payment, to MLA Headquarters prior to applying for the Chapter’s AHIP Award. Proof of payment and submission must be submitted with the Letter of Application.
Applicants need not be members of MLA (National), but this award will only cover the MLA member application fee that is currently charged for Member Academy level or above, or Provisional Academy level. Please check MLA web site for current fees.
Members are eligible to apply for this award if they applied for the AHIP credential from 2021 to present.
Professional Recognition Committee Chair will acknowledge applications upon receipt via email.
Awardees will be acknowledged at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting and announced on the Chapter’s various communication channels.
Complete an application form, letter of application, and provide proof of payment for the AHIP fee to the Professional Recognition Committee.
Linda Katz Short Biography
Linda M. G. Katz, a dedicated member of the Philadelphia Regional Chapter, was a strong advocate for AHIP credentialing. She was also involved at the national level of the organization, where she served as the editor of the Medical Library Association publication, MLA News for six years (2006-2011). She retired as Associate Director of Health Sciences Libraries from Drexel University in June 2013.