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CAHSL: Executive Board and Membership

Membership Eligibility

Individual: Those with an MLS and an interest in health sciences librarianship. This category constitutes the voting body of the organization.

Associate: Non-MLS holders with an interest in health sciences librarianship.

Student: Students with an interest in health sciences librarianship who are currently enrolled in a masters program in library science.

Emeritus: Awarded to members who have made outstanding contributions to the Association.

Membership Requirements and Suspension

Annual dues shall be due and payable at the beginning of the fiscal year. A member's rights and privileges may be suspended until payment of said dues. Individuals who are three months or more in arrears may not vote, be nominated for or hold office, or hold a seat on any committee. When the treasurer receives dues from a new member, all rights and privileges of the Association shall be granted to that new member. In order to promote professionalism, new members shall be required to fill out a credentials form which will be kept on file by the Membership Chair. (CAHSL Bylaws Article III, Section 4)


To join or renew your membership to CAHSL, please fill out the form on the Join/Renew Page. Once you have submitted the form, you will be redirected to our payment screen. 

Older Executive Board Lists


Executive Board Members

Marissa Gauthier

Vice President/President Elect
Alyssa Grimshaw

Kathleen Crea

Donna Belcinski

Past President
Lisa Adriani

Lindsay Barnett

Alexandria Brackett

Anne-Marie Kaminsky
Marissa Gauthier

Lori Bradshaw

Nicole Carmolingo Besseghir

Maryrose Keenan

Alyssa Grimshaw

Responsibilities of the Executive Board

The Executive Committee consists of elected officers and committee chairs. The Executive Committee:

  • Conducts the business of CAHSL between regular membership meetings
  • Meets a minimum of 5 times a year including the annual meeting
  • Formulates yearly goals and objectives in keeping with CAHSL's mission
  • Appoints ad-hoc committees and taskforces when necessary
  • Recommends bylaw changes
  • Determines policies and procedures for CAHSL
  • Is responsible for appropriating CAHSL's money
  • Determines locations of Executive Board meetings
  • Determines CAHSL's reporting year