Billings Area Health Sciences Information Consortium

What is BAHSIC?

The Billings Area Health Sciences Information Consortium (BAHSIC) was formed in 1982 through a grant from the National Library of Medicine. It is a group of public and private libraries working together to meet the information needs of health sciences professionals, students, and consumers in the Billings area. The grant funded a full time coordinator for two years, after which members began paying dues, serving as officers, and rotating as hosts for bi-monthly meetings. In 2007 BAHSIC hosted the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association's annual conference in Billings. Over the years BAHSIC has been awarded several grants to fund various things including books, technology, and continuing education for its members. BAHSIC is proud of its accomplishments and looks forward to many more years of networking among multi-type libraries and sharing resources. Please ask your librarian or call individual libraries for hours.

How does BAHSIC help?

BAHSIC strives to support member libraries and the community in various ways.

  • BAHSIC connects its partnering members with quality medical information and expands the reach of each individual library through reciprocal lending/borrowing agreements.
  • BAHSIC libraries promote and/or host various training and professional development opportunities for members. These are often provided at no or low cost.
  • BAHSIC allows for increased collaboration possibilities between area libraries on health related topics that impact our community.
  • BAHSIC acts as a venue for developing and sharing best relevant best practices and policies, as well as keeping abreast of new developments in medical information literacy.

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BAHSIC would love to hear from you. Please use the form below to contact a BAHSIC representative. Or, feel free to email us at

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