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Hospital Libraries Section 

Members: 507     Discussions: 2025     Files: 17

To join:
  1. Go to your membership information.
  2. Click "View" next to your current membership.
  3. Click the "Add package" button to add additional packages, and select HLS.

The Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association fosters excellence in the provision and management of information to support patient care and safety, hospital administration, professional and patient education, lifelong learning, and all research activities and scholarly endeavors in the healthcare environment.

Member Benefits

Hospital Libraries Section members have access to the section forum and member directory and receive the quarterly newsletter, National Network, as well as having access to the extensive newsletter archive. Section members are also eligible for several HLS awards and the HLS MLA Annual Meeting Travel Grant. Join HLS for just $20 per year! 

Public Resources

The Values 2 Toolkit was designed to support you in keeping your job and your library doors open.  The front page will lead you to inner pages focusing on dazzling an administrator, making the Library the central spot in the hospital and the librarian the very best he/she can be. 

Hospital Libraries Section Leaders

NamePosition
Claire B. Joseph, AHIP
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Chair, Section Council Representative
Angela Spencer, AHIP
St. Lukes Hospital
Chair-elect, Program Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Julia Esparza, AHIP
Louisiana State Univ. HSC
Immediate Past Chair
Christine Willis, AHIP
Shepherd Center
Secretary
Louise McLaughlin
Woman's Hospital
Treasurer
David Charles Duggar, AHIP
Louisiana State University, HSC
Nominating Committee Chair
Barbara (Basia) Delawska-Elliott, AHIP
Providence St. Joseph Health
Strategic Planning Chair
Dena Fracolli Hanson, AHIP
Cook Childrens Medical Center
Bylaws Committee Chair
Melissa Kovac
Centura Health
National Network Co-editor
Erin Reardon
National Network Co-editor