Association of Academic Health Science Libraries

2022 AAHSL Annual Meeting

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Library (AAHSL) Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting. While they are held in conjunction, the programs are completely separate this year. The AAHSL Annual Meeting activities will take place on November 11 in Nashville, TN. 

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Support our Annual Meeting Host City

AAHSL takes seriously its vision to improve health through essential contributions to patient care, discovery, teaching, and learning. In support of this vision, AAHSL is sharing a short list of organizations in Nashville and Tennessee that we hope AAHSL members will consider supporting either financially or in other ways. These organizations provide support to marginalized communities and are working to improve health in the state of Tennessee.

Nashville Center of NOW (National Organization for Women)

NOW chapters focus on six priority issues including reproductive rights, ending sex discrimination/constitutional equality, promoting diversity and ending racism, economic justice, stopping violence against women, and LGBTQIA rights.

Native American Indian Association of Tennessee

The Native American Indian Association (NAIA) is a service agency for Indians residing in Tennessee. It is a private non-profit agency established in 1980 to help improve the quality of life for Native American people in the state. NAIA aims to raise the level of consciousness of the non-Indian population in the state of Tennessee to a fuller awareness of the past history and current status of Native American Indians by sponsoring, promoting and conducting seminars, institutes, education programs and public information activities.

Oasis Center

Located in Nashville, Oasis Center is a nationally-recognized organization on a mission to help young people in Middle Tennessee move into a happy, healthy, and productive adulthood. Every year, Oasis engages over 3,500 youth and families across a broad spectrum of programs and services designed to help them reach their full potential. One of their programs, Just Us, works to create an empowering and supportive environment for LGBTQI+ youth.

Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi

At Planned Parenthood our mission is to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures. Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, educator, and passionate advocate here in the U.S. as well as a strong partner to health and rights organizations around the world.

Siloam Health 

Siloam is a faith based non-profit, providing whole person healthcare for Nashville’s culturally marginalized. Our patients and clients come from over 80 homelands and speak more than 70 languages. Siloam’s focus is primary and secondary care for the underserved, but they also offer community health promotion among marginalized immigrants and refugees as well as student education for the next generation of healthcare providers.


The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) supports academic health sciences libraries and directors in advancing the patient care, research, education, and community service missions of academic health centers through visionary executive leadership and expertise in health information, scholarly communication, and knowledge management.

AAHSL promotes the success of its members through relevant programming and services; benchmarking; advocacy; partnerships with like-minded organizations; and the development of a community of colleagues.

Organizational Identity

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) comprises of the libraries serving the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools belonging to or affiliated with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

It includes other related libraries and organizations that lead in resolving information and knowledge management problems in the health care environment. 

The organization was founded in 1977 as the Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors (AAHSLD). Beginning in 1996, the directors of medical school libraries formed the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), a new organization with a mission similar to that of AAHSLD but with a greater scope of activities. 

AAHSL is a member of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the AAMC.