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

Offering diverse opportunities for getting involved in specific topics, caucuses may provide:

  • networking opportunities
  • newsletters
  • blogs
  • other programs and services.

MLA members may join any MLA caucus for free for as long as they wish.

Take a look at our caucus' public pages below for information such as number of members, forum activity and resources. If you are interested in joining a caucus (or several), visit the Join a Caucus page to sign up! If you are not an MLA member and would like to know more about joining the association, please visit our member page.

Caucus Public Landing Pages

Academic Librarians

Accessibility and Disability

African American Medical Librarians Alliance

Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist  

Cancer Librarians

Clinical Librarians and Evidence Based Practice

Collection Development

Complementary and Integrative Health

Consumer and Patient Health Information Services 



Federal Libraries 

Health Association and Corporate Librarians

Health Humanities

History of the Health Sciences

Hospital Library 

International Cooperation 

Interprofessional Education and Practice (absorbed into Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums)


Leadership and Management


Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums

Medical Informatics 

Medical Library Education 

New Members

Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services

Osteopathic Libraries

Pediatric Librarians

Pharmacy and Drug Information

Public Health/Health Administration 

Public Services 


Resource Sharing

Scholarly Communications

Science Caucus (merged Basic Science and Translational Sciences Collaboration Caucuses)

Social Justice and Health Disparities

Systematic Reviews

Technical Services 

Technology in Education

User Experience

Vision Science