Health Sciences Interest Group


Provides an opportunity for academic librarians with health sciences responsibilities to have a place in ACRL to network, share information, ask questions, and work on special projects relevant to the academic health sciences. The group also works to promote interest in the health sciences to potential and current academic librarians; also works to improve information literacy specifically in the area of the health sciences.


Ms. Annie Zeidman-Karpinski (Convener, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Anna Ferri (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
John Siegel (Past Convener, July 1, 2020, to March 30, 2021)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)

Displaying active committee roster as of 08/06/2020. Last retrieved on 08/06/2020. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


As of August 2019, the HSIG had 664 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.


The Health Sciences Interest Group was established at the 2009 Spring Executive Committee Meeting. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2018 ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

Join an Interest Group
Join the Health Sciences Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL electronic mailing list.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.