The Health Science Library Association (HSLA) started to provide extensive services and programs to its members. The association will support to health science librarians and healthcare professionals to sharing the bio-medical information in Gujarat. The association also helps medical librarians and health science professionals to access the most current information available on a plethora of medical and health aspects.

The HSLA provides a professional update to the medical & paramedical librarians. It Provides a platform to cooperative networking activities in areas of library cooperation and its allied aspects. The association shall perform to update formal and informal resources to their associates keeping in mind the need of the hour for resource sharing, strengthening, and utilization of for the betterment of effective clientele services end-users.



The Health Science Library Association (HSLA) has faith in the quality information which is essential for health enhancement. The HSLA aims to provide alliance of the most visible, valued and trusted health information experts. To achieve this, HSLA promotes excellence in the professional practice and leadership in health science library and information services; thereby contribute to the quality of health care, education and research across the state.


The Health Science Library Association (HSLA) has following functions:

  • Serve members by promoting mentorship and leadership.

  • Develop leadership skills through exploring new roles, knowledge and skill update.

  • To assist in recruitment and retain individuals to the profession by promoting health sciences librarianship.

  • Be the leading education facilitator of a profession by expanding the workshop and training programs to meet needs.

  • Demonstrate a value of quality health information by promoting the ethical value of a profession.

  • Develop and manage knowledge-base health information and research by promoting the creation of professional evidence-based research.

  • To build a network of experts working in different areas to develop a local, regional, national, and international partnership.


  • 18.02.2017 Taken charge of the Gujarat Medical Library Association (GMLA) from Dr. Avni Shah at B.J. Medical College Library, Ahmedabad

  • 12.08.2017 Meeting at GCRI, Ahmedabad

  • 31.10.2017 Meeting at IKDRC, Ahmedabad

  • 18.11.2017 First National Conference at PDU Medical College, Rajkot

  • 25.02.2018 Meeting at AMC Dental College, Ahmedabad

  • 04.03.2018 Meeting at AMCMET, Ahmedabad

  • 16.03.2019 Meeting at JP Office, Ahmedabad

  • 09.06.2019 Second National Conference at PDU Medical College, Rajkot

  • 13.07.2019 Meeting at Naresh Medical Books Agency, Ahmedabad

  • 22.04.2020 First National Webinar

  • 12.05.2020 Second National Webinar

  • 22.06.2020 Third National Webinar & Website Launched http://www.hsla.in