NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements

Robert S. Hays

April 8, 2021


The National Library of Drugs has awarded five-year cooperative agreements to seven institutions picked to provide as Regional Clinical Libraries (RMLs) and 4  institutions chosen as Nationwide Coordinating Places of work in the Network of the Nationwide Library of Medication (NNLM). The agreements start out Could 1, 2021.

The NNLM is NLM’s “field force” of trusted ambassadors that leverages a lot more than 8,000 organizational users symbolizing resource libraries (mainly at clinical schools), wellness science libraries (generally at hospitals), community libraries, and local community-primarily based organizations.

RMLs coordinate the operation of a network of libraries and other businesses to have out regional and countrywide courses. RMLs make certain a continuity of high-quality services for main plans of the NNLM, and cooperatively style, put into action, and consider revolutionary approaches to advance the health facts needs of well being specialists and a varied public. Each individual Countrywide Coordinating Workplace performs a unique established of features, but all provide to assist and notify the function of the RMLs.

2021-2026 Awardees:

Regional Medical Libraries:

Area 1: Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and District of Columbia
College of Maryland at Baltimore
Well being Sciences and Human Services Library
Baltimore, MD

Region 2: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands
Clinical College of South Carolina
Healthcare University of South Carolina Libraries
Charleston, SC

Region 3: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas
College of North Texas Wellness Science Center
Gibson D. Lewis Library
Fort Worth, TX

Region 4: Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Well being Sciences Library
Salt Lake City, UT

Countrywide Coordinating Workplaces:

NNLM World wide web Products and services Workplace (NWSO)
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Well being Sciences and Human Companies Library
Baltimore, MD

NNLM Training Office environment (NTO)
College of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Salt Lake Metropolis, UT

Location 5: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Affiliated States
University of Washington
Well being Sciences Library
Seattle, WA

Area 6: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
College of Iowa
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Iowa City, IA

Area 7: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont
College of Massachusetts Health-related Faculty
Lamar Soutter Library
Worcester, MA


NNLM Public Well being Coordination Workplace (NPHCO)
University of Massachusetts Health care College
Lamar Soutter Library
Worcester, MA

NNLM Evaluation Center (NEC)
Northwestern University
Galter Wellness Sciences Library & Mastering Heart
Chicago, IL

Since its primary authorization by Congress in the 1965 Healthcare Library Support Act, the NNLM has labored to equalize and enhance obtain to health and fitness details and information in the course of the United States. This Network is important in NLM’s outreach endeavours to advance the progress of medicine and make improvements to the public’s health by providing education and entry to information and facts for U.S. scientists, health gurus, general public health and fitness workforce, educators, and the community. NNLM’s main targets are to perform by means of libraries and other customers to aid a remarkably skilled workforce for biomedical and health facts methods and information, advertise well being literacy, and advance wellbeing fairness by way of access to reliable, quality health info.

In the course of the previous (2016-2021) grant period of time, the RMLs awarded far more than 1,338 subawards to NNLM members. The RMLs, in collaboration with funded NNLM members, executed much more than10,000 teaching activities and other outreach and engagement actions achieving extra than 108,000 well being gurus, librarians, and members of the community.

Details about the Network of the Nationwide Library of Medication and the Regional Clinical Libraries is obtainable at

The Countrywide Library of Medicine (NLM) is a leader in investigation in biomedical informatics and data science and the world’s biggest biomedical library. NLM conducts and supports study in strategies for recording, storing, retrieving, preserving, and communicating wellness info. NLM produces assets and applications that are utilized billions of situations every single yr by thousands and thousands of people to obtain and evaluate molecular biology, biotechnology, toxicology, environmental health and fitness, and health solutions information. Further information is obtainable at

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