The New York-New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association works to improve access to quality health information. It is a professional association of librarians and information specialists who work in hospitals, medical schools, non-profits, businesses and other institutions in the metropolitan area. The chapter provides leadership and opportunities for its members in defining and developing health sciences librarianship and health sciences information. It held its first regional meeting in NYC in 1949. On November 17, 1951 the New York Regional Group adopted bylaws and elected the first official slate of officers. Over the years, many members of this strong chapter have been honored by the national association.
The New York-New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association currently serves New Jersey, and the New York counties south of Albany, including Sullivan, Ulster, and Dutchess.