All hospitals and medical facilities in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic (MAR) and Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) regions are welcome to participate in a technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI).
The consortium, in its 14th year, offers more than 500 resources from 13 highly-regarded academic publishers, at a cost savings of 15-70% off regular pricing, through negotiations and leveraging group purchasing power. The region encompasses 14 states; Washington D.C.; Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and represents more than 26% of the nation’s hospitals and medical facilities.
More than 125 medical librarians regularly participate in the HSLANJ GLI and most agree that the biggest benefits are cost-savings and high-quality electronic resources. “Being a medical librarian is more challenging than ever because in healthcare or hospital systems today, everyone needs mobile information,” according to Lisa Block, medical librarian, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia. 2015 was her first year participating with the HSLANJ GLI. “The biggest convenience of the consortium is you can get more for your money—there’s a big discount on resources.”
To receive a copy of the Spring 2016 Offer, please contact Robert T. Mackes (570-856-5952 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Current participation is open through May 2, 2016.
Founded in 1972, HSLANJ is a non-profit organization which encourages the professional development and advancement of librarianship to improve the quality of library services provided by health care organizations. To learn more, visit www.hslanj.org/gli.
The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C, University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System, as well as Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C, University of Maryland Baltimore.