The Benefits of OHSLA Membership

Don’t miss out on the in-person and virtual opportunities for collaboration, publication, networking, and problem solving. Join for the energy and renewal that comes from interacting with your colleagues and knowing that you belong to a vibrant community that understands your needs and shares your values and goals.

Below are just a few highlights of the benefits of OHSLA membership.

  1. Affordable, Convenient and Closer-to-Home Educational Activities: OHSLA sponsors relevant and affordable quality programs, discussion groups, and other activities at two annual meetings, one in the fall and one in the spring virtual and/or in person. Most of our meetings feature 3-4 MLA approved continuing education credits on a wide variety of topics. At only $40 per meeting, which includes breakfast, lunch and MLA-approved continuing education credits, this is an extraordinary value! An added benefit is the opportunity to visit and tour many of Ohio's exceptional libraries.
  2. OHSLA Newsletter: Our online publications, The OHSLA Voice keep members up-to-date on the news, activities, projects and plans of its leadership, committees, and members. Contact Loren Hacket ( if you are interested in being part of the Communications Committee!
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  3. OHSLA Listserv (65 members): Provides a fast and easy way to consult with fellow Ohio librarians, keep up-to-date with resources in our field, and share or find out about job postings. This listserv is exclusive to OHSLA members only.
  4. Professional Service and Leadership Opportunities: OHSLA offers opportunities for leadership experience and mentorship in several roles and committees. We also work closely with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region and the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association to share information, resources, educational opportunities, and funding sources.
  5. OHSLA Scholarships and Student Rates: In support of medical and health science library education, OHSLA offers scholarships and special membership rates for Ohio students pursuing a degree in LIS with an interest in the health sciences. Library students can join OHSLA for only $5 per year.
  6. Ohio Health Sciences Library Association - OHSLA LinkedIn Group: Share your professional profile and connect with others in the OHSLA LinkedIn group

The Benefits of OHSLA flyer (8.5 x 11 inches).

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Last updated: May 20, 2024
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