HLA Publishing and Communications

HLa Publishing and Communications


HLA produces two regular publications, JoHILA and HLA Alerts.

It's really easy to become a member of HLA and receive these services. To register please click here


ALIAHealth, the HLA elist for anyone interested in health libraries and health librarianship. Elist subscription page.

HLA Community Page

A site where HLA members can interact directly.
ALIA members can join here.

Social Media

LinkedIn (HLA Members Only)

Advertising and Sponsorship

HLA Editorial Board & Publishing Policy

Advertising Information

Instructions for Authors

Sponsorship – For options contact the Publications Editor

HLA ALIA Advisory Committee Annual Reports




Reports and Publications

Information about health libraries in Australia.


Health Librarianship Competencies Review 2018

Presented on behalf of ALIA/Health Libraries Australia by Ann Ritchie, National Manager (Strategy and Coordination) RAILS Conference 28th November 2018

HLA's final report for Health Librarianship Workforce and Education

Health Librarianship Workforce and Education: Research to Plan the future. 

The Census of Australian Health Librarians and Health Librarians Working Outside the Traditional Library Setting 

On July 18 2016, ALIA's HLA released this new census report which suggests that Australia is facing a potentially critical shortage of health librarians.

Download: Census | Media release | Infographic 

HLA Census reports

Final report

Presentation of Census results

Health libraries return on investment report

On 4 November 2013, ALIA, in conjunction with Health Libraries Inc (HLInc) and Health Libraries Australia (ALIA HLA, a national group of the Australian Library and Information Association), released a study which suggests that hospitals, government departments, associations and other organisations involved in healthcare gain a $9 return for every dollar they invest in health libraries.

Details and resources here. 

Guidelines for Health Libraries (4th Ed)

Although these guidelines were published in 2008 and therefore are due to be updated, they are nevertheless a major publication of HLA and are still useful to consult.

Access the Guidelines for Health Libraries (4th ed).

The document includes a checklist with ACHS EquIP standards that you can undertake for your library.