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 Aims and Objectives

  • Improve co-operation amongst health care libraries and librarians throughout Europe
  • Strengthen links with medical and health libraries in Eastern and Central Europe
  • Raise standards of provision and practice in health care and medical research libraries
  • Keep health/medical librarians and information specialists professionally informed
  • Encourage continuing education, especially in regard to new technologies
  • Represent health librarians at European level, in particular at European institutions and at WHO

The Organisation

EAHIL has an Executive Board consisting of the President, the Past President, the Vice President, the Treasurer, the Honorary Secretary, two other members, and a maximum of two co-opted members. The Council includes Board Members and representatives of members from different countries. Elections are held by electronic ballot every two years. The Editorial Board, lead by the Editor-in-Chief, who attends the Board meetings as an observer, is in charge of the Journal of EAHIL.

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