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NAHSL: Membership

North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, Inc., A regional chapter of the Medical Library Association

The NAHSL Membership Portal

To join NAHSL or to renew your NAHSL membership, you will need to access the NAHSL Membership Portal via "Wild Apricot," our membership management tool. Wild Apricot will allow you to:  

  • Update your contact information 
  • Join Special Interest Groups (SIG) - Maine and/or NH/VT
  • Register for CE, Professional Development and the upcoming fall conference
  • Pay dues, conference registration or CE fees via PayPal (or by check)


  • Regular membership $50 per year
  • Retiree membership : $25 per year
  • Student membership: free! 

Contact Valori Banfi (  or 860-486-2824) for more information or assistance.

NAHSL Membership Directories

Browse the current and past membership directories on the Wild Apricot Membership Portal (Requires Membership Login)

NAHSL Membership

Benefits of NAHSL Membership

  • Continuing Education - Participate in NAHSL continuing education courses to stay abreast of the latest in library trends, technology and services. Course offerings are applicable to professionals from all branches of library science. Medical Library Association (MLA) accredited CEs are also offered for many courses.
  • Professional Development - Become involved in NAHSL and acquire the information and skills needed to stay on top of the fast moving field of medical librarianship.
  • Leadership Opportunities - Take an active part in NAHSL by becoming a member of one of the organizations's committees; Archives, Bylaws, Conference, Education, Electronic Communications, Finance, Government Relations, Marketing, Membership, Nominating, Program and Scholarship.
  • Networking - Tap into the most valuable professional resources in the Northeast - your peer librarians. Gather and exchange information with other New England health science librarians at the annual meeting and via the NAHSL listserv.
  • Annual Meeting - Attend the annual NAHSL meeting to participate in an exciting array of opportunities. Attend lectures delivered by nationally recognized visionaries and leaders in the field, participate in continuing education and professional development, network with peers and explore different New England cities and towns that host the event each autumn.
  • Scholarships - Each year, scholarships are made available to assist members in attending the annual meeting, taking continuing education courses and/or professional development. Technology grants are also available to NAHSL members to implement new initiatives in their workplace.

Membership in the Chapter is open to individuals interested in the health information professions. For more information, contact Valori Banfi, Chair of the Membership Committee or the NAHSL Chair.


About the List

The NAHSL-L Listserv is a forum for the discussion of issues of interest to health science librarians in New England. It is restricted to only active members of NAHSL.  The listserv is hosted at the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

How to Join the List

As a NAHSL Member, we will automatically add you to the NAHLS Listserv and notify you that this has been done. The Listserv is managed by members of the NAHSL Technology Committee.

Questions regarding NAHSL-L should be directed to Len Levin (, NAHSL Listserv Manager.

Membership Contacts

Valori Ann Banfi, Membership Chair
University of Connecticut
Homer Babbidge Library
369 Fairfield Way Unit 2005RI
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-2824

Why join NAHSL?

"Many things will happen to you on the way to your life as a librarian. You may work in different places and have different kinds of jobs. The one constant that will be with you and never let you down is friendship, the kind of friendship that stems from meeting your colleagues in this association environment. Yes, you will learn lots of new things, see the latest technology developments at the exhibit hall, hear some challenging speakers. But most of all, you have, by the end of this meeting, become a part of the…association, a part of a vast congregation of librarians who want the same things you do and who will share their ideas and dreams with you. When you have a problem, you have a wealth of talent in your colleagues. When you need advice, members in this association will be happy to talk with you. The tradition is that we are here for each other. That is something that money cannot buy."

~ Lucretia McClure, AHIP, FMLA (1925-2019)