The European Association for Health Information and Libraries is an active association uniting librarians and information professionals working in medical and health science libraries in Europe.

EAHIL supports professional development, improves cooperation and enables exchanges of experience amongst its members, through a yearly meeting in the form of a workshop or a conference, the journal, via the elective member discussion email lists (EAHIL-LIST and lists of SIGs) and through various accounts on social media.


A short history of EAHIL


The Association is an independent European non-governmental association, without profit motive whose purposes shall be:
• To unite health librarians and information officers in Europe and to act as a channel of communication between them through a newsletter, electronic media, meetings, conferences and such other means as shall seem appropriate from time to time.
• To promote the training, education and mobility of health librarians and information officers in Europe, and to find practical ways of improving co-operation in the sector of health libraries and information services, particularly in less developed parts of the world with preference for European countries.
• To support the improvement of professional skills and promote quality and standardisation in European health libraries.
• To seek to identify and define the needs for common effort and to initiate activities for the benefit of health information and libraries in Europe, in co-operation with other international and national associations, organisations and institutions.
• To promote the professional interests of the membership when and where needed.

Governance Committees

Financial audit committee 2022-

  • Helena Bouzkova, Czech Republic
  • Susanna Henriques, Portugal

Nominations committee 2022-

  • Gerhard Bissels, Switzerland
  • Marshall Dozier, UK
  • Ivana Truccolo, Italy

Elections audit committee 2022-

  • Angels Carles, Spain
  • Katri Larmo, Finland
  • Linda Lisgarten, UK