History

On March 11, 1994 in Columbus, Ohio, members of the State Council for Ohio Health met with the Ohio Health Information Organization (O.H.I.O.) to merge and launch a new and broader-based organization, the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA).  It was believed that this merge would produce a stronger organization that could better represent the organization in the time of financial downsizing, political upheaval, and ever increasing technology.  This merge also provided a wide geographical base of members and offices.  Since 1994, OHSLA has biannual meetings in Spring and Fall. The following documents provide a more in depth history of the first two decades of OHSLA.

A History of the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association on the Occasion of Its Tenth Anniversary
by Pamela Elwell

Ohio Health Sciences Library Association 10-Year Retrospective: In celebration of the 20th Anniversary
by Noreen Mulcahy

OHSLA Archives

The archives of OHSLA is held at The Ohio State University, Health Sciences Library, Medical Heritage Center, which preserves, promotes, teaches and celebrates the health care legacy of central Ohio.  The archives include the papers and memorabilia from various individuals and organizations, including OHSLA. This collection was processed by Grace Chi and completed in January 2002. There were two reprocessing efforts in February 2005 and February 2011. The link below is a finding aid for the OHSLA archive collection.

OHSLA Archives Finding Aid

OHSLA Archives Retention Schedule

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