Spring Forum 2024: Jasmina Makljenovic: A Journey To Associate Fellowship Of The Higher Education Academy

Jasmina Makljenovic, Medical Library Assistant, University of Cambridge


What is AFHEA and how to achieve it? The presentation reflects back on the personal experience and the process of writing and applying for AFHEA recognition while working as a Library Assistant at the Medical Library, Cambridge. It explains what the accreditation is and why the decision to apply for it was a good idea.

Providing an overview of the writing journey – including learning how to write reflectively and overcoming challenges – this presentation focuses on how my own thinking and working practice changed during the course of writing my application ; how listing out and quantifying tasks have a real confidence boost and help improve everyday practice.  

The presentation answers what personal impact achieving the AFHEA had and offer advice for anyone looking to make an application.


Jasmina arrived in Cambridge via Belgrade, Serbia and has been working in the Medical Library Cambridge for the past 9 years. Prior to that, Jasmina worked as a civil servant and teacher and has Degrees: MScEcon in Information and Library studies and BA Hons in History.

Health Librarianship: The Next Generation

UHMLG’s 2024 Spring Forum brings together a range of fantastic speakers to look at the future of health librarianship. The conferences spans two half days (21-22 March, 2024), it’s free, online, and registration is open – our core audience is UK / Republic of Ireland health and medical librarians from the Higher Education and NHS / health sectors, but we welcome delegates from any area of librarianship, and from anywhere in the world.

More Information / Book Your Place

For full information about the conference, and to book your place, please visit our Spring Forum 2024 page.