Consortiums: Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey, Group Licensing Initiative Expanding Into Southeast Atlantic Region
Formed under the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey, the Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is currently embarking on its 12th year of operation while more than doubling its geographic coverage area.
More than 100 mid-Atlantic hospitals and medical facilities form the organization’s core. Expansion efforts, supported by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), are currently underway, into the southeastern Atlantic region.
HSLANJ GLI participation is open to all hospitals and medical facilities in the NNLM’s mid-Atlantic and southeastern Atlantic regions—an area encompassing 14 states; Washington D.C.; Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and representing more than 26% of the nation’s hospitals and medical facilities.
This innovative group is a model for the region and beyond,” said Renae Barger, Executive Director, NNLM, Middle Atlantic Region, Pittsburgh. “As the price of electronic resources increases, hospital budgets are decreasing, so HSLANJ GLI offers a way for medical libraries to afford essential resources.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.