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. The Association counts almost 1900 members from 64 countries. 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 groups on social media.



The Aims and Objectives

  • Improve co-operation amongst health care libraries throughout Europe
  • Strenghten 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 librarians and information officers professionally informed
  • Encourage mobility and 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 2017-

  • Helena Bouzkova, Czech Republic
  • Susanna Henriques, Portugal

Nominations committee 2020-

  • Gerhard Bissels, Switzerland
  • Regina Küfner Lein, Norway
  • Ivana Truccolo, Italy

Elections audit committee 2019-

  • Angels Carles, Spain
  • Katri Larmo, Finland
  • Linda Lisgarten, United Kingdom