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MLA Condemns Russia's Unprovoked Aggression and Violence in Ukraine

The Board of Directors, the International Cooperation Caucus, and the Health Equity and Global Health Domain Hub of the Medical Library Association (MLA) stand in support with the Ukrainian Library Association and the people of Ukraine. We condemn Russia’s unprovoked aggression and violence. Along with other information professionals, we also are concerned with the spread of misinformation and disinformation stemming from the conflict. It is vital that all people have access to valid information, and we support Ukrainian librarians who are attempting to continue to provide services and information to the people of Ukraine while protecting their institutions. Libraries and their collections are included in the cultural property covered by the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

The Medical Library Association stands in unity with the United States and members of the NATO Alliance who strive to protect democracy in Ukraine and seek an end to the slaughter, bloodshed, and anguish. 

The following MLA Caucuses have signed onto this statement:

Academic Librarians

Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist

Asian Diaspora Coalition of Medical Librarians

Basic Science

Cancer Librarians

Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Healthcare

Collection Development

Consumer and Patient Health Information Services


Federal Libraries

Health Humanities (formerly Medical Humanities)

History of the Health Sciences

Hospital Library 

International Cooperation 

Interprofessional Education and Practice

Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums

Medical Informatics 

Medical Library Education 

New Members

Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services

Pediatric Librarians

Public Services


Scholarly Communications

Social Justice and Health Disparities

Systematic Reviews

Technical Services

User Experience

Vision Science

 The following Chapters of the Medical Library Association have signed onto this statement:

Liberty Chapter

Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Midcontinental Chapter

Midwest Chapter

Northern California Nevada Medical Library Group

Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association

South Central Chapter of MLA

Southern Chapter


Please contact Mary Langman or Jamie Birkner if your caucus or chapter wishes to sign on. 

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