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MLA Communities


MLA caucuses are groups of members who coalesce around major themes of long-term concern to the membership, such as library specialties or medical librarian activities and services. Caucuses may also coalesce around specialized or topical themes of concern. Caucus members share information with each other and the general membership in order to educate, strategize, and further the aims of the Association.

MLA caucuses offer diverse opportunities for getting involved in specific topics you may interested in. Caucuses may offer:

  • networking opportunities
  • newsletters
  • other programs and services.

Community Council provides oversight and guidance in how MLA's caucuses are created, organized, and governed.

The following caucuses are currently available for MLA members to join; only members may join a caucus.


  • Academic Librarians
  • Accessibility and Disability
  • African American Medical Librarians Alliance
  • Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist 
  • Basic Science
  • Cancer Librarians
  • Clinical Librarians and Evidence-based Health Care
  • Collection Development
  • Complementary and Integrative Health
  • Consumer and Patient Health Information
  • Data
  • Dental
  • Federal Libraries
  • Gaming in Adult Learning
  • Health Association and Corporate Librarians
  • Health Humanities (formerly Medical Humanities)
  • History of the Health Sciences
  • Hospital Library
  • International Cooperation
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • Latinx
  • Leadership and Management
  • Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Library Education
  • Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services
  • New Members
  • Osteopathic Libraries
  • Pediatric Librarians
  • Pharmacy and Drug Information
  • Public Health/Health Administration
  • Public Services
  • Research
  • Resource Sharing
  • Scholarly Communications
  • Social Justice & Health Disparities
  • Solo Librarians
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Translational Sciences Collaboration
  • User Experience
  • Vision Science