About PSS

The Public Services Section (PSS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) provides an opportunity for its members to consult with colleagues on emerging issues in all aspects of medical and health information public services.  The members of PSS are a diverse group and include Directors and Assistant Directors, Reference, Information Access, Education and Instructional Services, Outreach, Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Acquisitions Librarians, and more.

PSS extends a welcome to any MLA member interested in joining.  Dues are $10 paid annually to the MLA Membership office.

PSS hosts two listservs: the section listserv and MLA’s Expert Searching Listserv.  To subscribe go to:


Election Results, February, 2015
Chair-Elect: Katie Prentice, Associate Director for User Experience and Assessment, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
Nomination for the MLA Nominating Committee: Bette Sydelko, Coordinator of Assessment and Outreach and Clinical Medicine Librarian, Wright State University


Join us at MLA ’15 in Austin, Texas

Public Services Section Business Meeting
Monday, May 18, 2015, 4:30-5:55 PM
Austin Hilton Hotel, Room 415B

MLA 2015 Librarians Without Limits, May 15-20, 2015

Deadline for abstract submission by authors was Monday, November 3rd. There is still time for submission to Lightning Talks: Going Beyond the Limits. Submissions in the form of a four sentence/one paragraph abstract will be accepted from February 9 – March 9, 2015. Notification of acceptance will take place approximately on March 27, 2015 with all presentation slides required by May 11, 2015.