HSLNKC is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that provides and promotes:
- Advocacy and support of health sciences libraries
- Support of professional education of health sciences librarians and employees of health sciences libraries
- Support of cooperative networking activities of area library workers and their associates
- Determination of existing informational resources and provision of the means for sharing, strengthening, and utilizing them
- Promotion of the medical librarian profession and the Network
- Development of additional avenues of cooperation
Our mission is advocacy and support of health sciences libraries. Consistent with this mission, please view this form
designed by the Medical Library Association (MLA) to collect information on changes within the status of a U.S. medical library.
Twenty five institutions signed the charter for the Kansas City Library Network (KCLN), the parent organization of the Health Science Library Network of Kansas City (HSLNKC), on August 13, 1976, and the first annual meeting was held January 28, 1977. HSLNKC was incorporated in the State of Missouri in 1999 with the joining of the Kansas City Library Network (KCLN) institutional network and the "Greater Group," the Health Sciences Library Group of Greater Kansas City (HSLGGKC).
You can read more about our history in "Kansas City Library Network, Inc.,"
an article published in February 1987 Show-Me Libraries
, co-authored by Ann Marie Corry and D.A. Thomas.
HSLNKC's most recent publication
is in the 3rd issue of 2011 Journal of Hospital Librarianship
, co-authored by Richard E. Kammer, Peggy Mullaly-Quijas, and Joyce Sickel.