About Us


WHSLA (pronounced like "wissla") is an association of approximately 25 individual members.

WHSLA's purpose is to:

  • promote the development of health science libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin
  • provide a forum for the discussion of mutual problems and the exchange of ideas and information among members
  • encourage the continuing education of all health science library personnel by sponsoring appropriate educational programs
  • serve as a liaison to other organizations desiring input from WHSLA

Anyone with an interest in health science librarianship in Wisconsin is eligible for membership in WHSLA. Please read more about WHSLA's history. 

WHSLA Archives

WHSLA's archives are held at the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries. Any member with a need for historical information from WHSLA's paper files are invited to contact the WHSLA Archivist for help.

Membership Directory

  • Membership Form 2018.pdf   59k - Dec 11, 2017, 1:14 PM by Brenda Fay (v1)
  • Membership Form 2018.docx   19k - Dec 11, 2017, 1:14 PM by Brenda Fay (v1)
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Bylaws & Guidelines

  • WHSLA Bylaws 11-2-16.docx   35k - Jul 17, 2017, 12:38 PM by Robert Koehler (v2)
    ‎Current bylaws - 2016‎
  • WHSLA Bylaws 11-2-16.pdf   516k - Jul 17, 2017, 12:38 PM by Robert Koehler (v2)
    ‎Current bylaws - 2016 (PDF)‎
  • Draft of WHSLA Reorganization Version 9-8-2016.pdf   324k - Sep 8, 2016, 1:35 PM by Brenda Fay (v2)
    ‎Draft - proposed WHSLA bylaws changes‎
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WHSLA CE Award Recipients

2017 - Michele Matucheski and Kellee Selden
2016 - Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely and Kathryn Mlsna
2015 - Eileen Severson and Brenda Fay 
2014 - Deb Knippel