The health information profession provides access to and delivers accurate, relevant,and targeted information that improves patient care and supports education, research, and scholarly communication.

Value of the Health Information Profession

I believe that library service is an integral part of the hospital and an absolutely essential service. I would not want to practice in a hospital without a library, nor would I like to be a patient in one. *

*Physician comment in Marshall, JG. Impact of The impact of the hospital library on clinical decision making: the Rochester study. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1992;80(2):169-78.

AIM for Excellence

Research and Statistics

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Impact and Contribution

Support Medical Librarians and Health Information Professionals

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Essential Partners in Healthcare Excellence

MLA calls upon hospital and health care administrators to advocate for funding of hospital libraries, librarians and library staff. Resources cited in our sign-on statement demonstrate the value that the health information libraries provide in health care settings.

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Advocating for Authorship

MLA encourages guideline associations, journal editors, peer reviewers, and collaborators to ensure that all authors who meet authorship criteria established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) receive authorship credit for their contributions.

Individual Advocacy

National Medical Librarians Month

Medical librarians work tirelessly to support healthcare providers, researchers, and patients for evidence-based medical knowledge. Need help with

  • Expert Searching?
  • Information Management?
  • Instruction & Training?

Reach out to your medical librarian and health information professionals.