Author Biographical Info

South Central Academic Medical Libraries (SCAMeL) is a consortium of libraries that serve medical schools. Libraries from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas make up the group. It was formed in the early 1980s, with bylaws first approved in April 1983.


IC 106

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Library cooperation, Consortia, Medical libraries, Medical Library Association. South Central Regional Group, Houston (TX), Dallas (TX), New Orleans (LA), Albuquerque (N.M.), Medical Library Association South Central Regional Group, TALON, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas Library, Tulane University Health Sciences Center Rudolph Matas Medical Library, reports, budgets, correspondence, bylaws (administrative records), minutes (administrative records)


This collection contains the records of the South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium (SCAMeL) from 1981-2013, with the bulk dating 1981-2004. Many of the records relate to or appear to have been gathered in preparation for the semi-annual SCAMeL Board of Directors meetings. Examples of documents included are bylaws, agendas, meeting minutes, budgets, member surveys, correspondence, and reports from various groups. Also present are data and discussion on various library programs such as interlibrary loan supported by the organization or otherwise of interest to members. See more at IC 106.


Three large records boxes arrived at the MHC on August 26, 2022. Sent by Kristy Reynolds, Manager of Administration and Document Services at the UTSouthwestern Medical Center Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center on behalf of the South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium. Regular accruals are expected.



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