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MLA Bilateral Agreements with Our International Partners

MLA has bilateral agreements with the following organizations which strengthen our global ties and partnerships. These agreements provide for the exchange of publications, attendance of official delegates at the annual conferences of our organizations, and member privileges that allow members of each of our organizations to attend annual meetings and events at member rates. Organizations interested in bilateral agreements with MLA should contact the MLA President and Executive Director.

MLA members serving as allied representatives to the following organizations can be found here

Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

The Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) aims to improve the provision of up-to-date and relevant information to health and medical workers in Africa; encourage the professional development of librarianship; promote the development of resource-sharing and exchange of experiences and information among African health information professionals; and promote the development, standardization, and exchange of national databases of medical and health literature produced in the African countries in the form of an African Index Medicus.

Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada

The mission of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) is to improve health and health care by promoting excellence in access to information.

CILIP Health Libraries Group

CILIP Health Libraries Group (HLG) is a UK based network of individuals working in or professionally interested in health and social care information. Our strength is our diverse and active membership covering all health and social sectors, and geographical areas in the UK. Members work for the health service, the academic sector, the independent sector, government departments, professional associations, charities and public libraries. Students with an interest in health and social care information are also welcome. Several HLG members live and work abroad.

European Association for Health Information and Libraries

The European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) is an active professional association uniting and motivating librarians and information officers working in medical and health science libraries in Europe. EAHIL encourages professional development, improves cooperation and enables exchanges of experience amongst its members. The association counts about 1000 members from about 30 European countries.

German Working Group (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Medizinisches Bibliothekswesen)

The Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Medizinisches Bibliothekswesen (AGMB) promotes medical libraries and information technology.

Health Libraries Australia of the Australian Library and Information Association

Health Libraries Australia (HLA) of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the national professional organisation representing librarians and information professionals working in all health sectors including: hospitals and other clinical facilities, research institutes, regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government departments, regional health services, professional colleges, universities, cooperative research centres, not-for-profit and community organisations, and parts of public library services.

Japan Medical Library Association

The Japan Medical Library Association (JMLA) was established as the National Medical College Library Association in 1927, an organization of institutional members. It was reformed as the JMLA in 2003 and began accepting individual members. The mission of JMLA is to contribute to the progress of health, medicine, and related areas by promoting health sciences library activities and encouraging research and development of medical and health information so that patrons can access and build advanced medical knowledge.

Korean Medical Librarians Association

The Korean Medical Librarians Association (KMLA) was established by 5 medical college libraries in 1968. KMLA comprises 183 libraries in Korea.

Mexican Library Association (Asociación Mexicana de Bibliotecarios, A.C.)

Originally founded in 1954, the Asociación Mexicana de Bibliotecarios, A.C. (AMBAC) is the oldest and largest library association in Mexico. Its main objectives are the professional development of its members and the promotion and development of libraries, library service, and librarianship in Mexico. It currently has a large number of partners, both personal and institutional, foreign and domestic.

Medical Library Association of Nigeria (MLA-NG) 

The Medical Library Association of Nigeria (MLA-NG) was established on 3rd December 2009. Its mission is to foster unity among professional librarians in health sciences libraries and health-related institutions in Nigeria. With the goal of enhancing health through information, MLA-NG members are drawn from health sciences libraries and information centers in educational institutions, hospitals, research institutes and other allied organizations across Nigeria.

Taiwan Medical Library Association

The Taiwan Medical Library Association (TMLA) was founded in 1978. The mission of TMLA is to promote cooperation and exchanges among medical libraries. In recent years, TMLA is more committed in facilitating medical librarianship, and actively participating in exchanges and cooperation among international medical libraries.