The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) office for Region 6 is located at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. By collaborating, training, and funding over 1,100 health centers, health departments, community organizations, as well as medical, public, and school libraries in a seven state region, the office supports the mission of NNLM: to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.
Region 6 serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Looking for assistance? Browse our staff directory to find contact information, and get to know the RML staff by reading their personal bios.
Member organizations are eligible for benefits and services, including: NNLM funding, access to training, partnership opportunities, free educational and printed materials, NLM Traveling Exhibitions, and institutional recognition as a Network Member.
Region 6 Highlight
NNLM Book Club Debuts
You are invited to join us for the first NNLM Book Discussion! We will read Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick! After acquiring the book in your preferred format, you can join us any time between May 2 and July 31 to participate and earn 4 CE from MLA.
NNLM Book Discussion offers librarians and library staff interested in better understanding health issues in their communities face an opportunity to explore topics with other professionals and earn Continuing Education Credit. It is not necessary to engage in Moodle discussions for all three months, although you are welcome to do so. Learn more and register here.
In the News
Mark your calendars for April 28th! Meet NNLM Region 6 virtually during NNLM Day at MLA 2022! At this session, we will highlight our activities in the first year of the new Region 6 program. Additionally, we will share upcoming activities and programs NNLM members can look forward to in the coming year. Register: https://nnlm.gov/civicrm-event/574.
Join NNLM Project Director, Martha Meacham, to hear about the work and accomplishments of the NNLM over the past year. Find out what is in store for the future of the NNLM. There will also be time for questions.
Both events are free and available to all.
Keep In Touch!
Email: Contact Region 6 staff via email at Region6-RML@uiowa.edu
Region Weekly Digest: Subscribe to the Region 6 Weekly Digest to receive the latest news and announcements about educational and funding opportunities.
Membership: If your organization is interested in becoming a member of the NNLM, you can sign up here. It's free!
DOCLINE questions: Region6-RML@uiowa.edu
Community Guide to Advance Health Information Equity is an interactive resource of evidence-based information for the 623 counties in our seven-state region. For questions about this resource, please contact Darlene Kaskie, Region 6 Community Engagement Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meaningful EngagementOur Four-Pronged Approach
The purpose of Region 6 State Advisory Groups (SAG) is to provide leadership guidance for each state’s outreach and engagement activities.
The purpose of the Partner Outreach Program (POP) is to support health equity by providing health information access throughout Region 6.
Read about projects and programs that have been funded by NNLM Region 6.
Region 6 has developed partnerships with a variety of organizations and associations to synergize our mutual work.