This poster presents an overview and formal assessment of the first five years of the Oklahoma Health Information Specialists Program, a collaboration between the largest health sciences library in Oklahoma and a spectrum of other libraries across the state, including the State Library. The goals of this initiative are to create a community of practice comprised of library staff who are dedicated to meeting the health information needs of Oklahomans; familiarize participating library staff with reliable consumer health information resources; and provide them with continuing education opportunities on local, state, and national levels. To date, 106 staff members from 67 public, community college, and tribal libraries have earned their Level I or Level II Consumer Health Information Specialization from the Medical Library Association via participation in the program. This poster will visually present highlights from the program’s history, as well as qualitative data analysis from focus groups held with 34 participants representing all years of the program. Assessment results will focus on the Health Information Specialists Program’s impact on participants’ abilities to help patrons with health information needs; examples of knowledge transfer resulting from participation in the program; and health information projects created subsequent to program completion. Additionally, this poster will describe the future course of the program as it enters its sixth year, including implementation of a participant-requested web initiative to facilitate ongoing collaboration between program coordinators and past, current, and future members.