National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region


Supporting collaboration among regional libraries, information centers, and community-based organizations in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

The mission of the NN/LM is to enhance access to biomedical and health information for researchers, health professionals and the public. Located at the University of Washington, the Regional Medical Library for the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region offers education programs, funding, and consultation to support research, health information services, resource sharing, community partnerships, and outreach in the region.

If your institution is not a member learn more about the benefits of membership and join now!

  • Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes


    Registration is now open for Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes.

    This forum, held on March 7, 2016, is co-sponsored by the NN/LM Pacific NW Region and the NN/LM MidContinental Region and will provide an overview of current and potential uses of patient data to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice. See more information here.

  • NN/LM PNR Resources - Copyright


    Copyright Resources

    See the NN/LM PNR Resource Sharing and Document Delivery page for sources for copyright information from the Medical Library Association, the American Library Association, and a link to an ongoing free Coursera courese: "Copyright for Educators & Librarians," from Duke University, Emory University & The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • PNR Partners


    PNR Partners is a new intermittent webinar series showcasing the work of our funding recipients.

    Upcoming Presentations:

    March 24, 2016 1PM Pacific
    Presenters: Sigrid Brudie of the Alaska Medical Library, a unit of the University of Alaska Anchorage will present about the highlights and challenges of medical library outreach to rural Alaska. Erin Foster will present about what she is doing in the second year of her NLM Associate Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University library.

    If you missed the last PNR Partners with Christine Wilson Owen of EthnoMed and Judith Hayes of Tuality Healthcare, you can find the recorded presentation on the PNR Partners page.

  • PNR Rendezvous

    PNR Rendezvous Mini

    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) hosts free monthly web-based continuing education classes, presentations, and talks with network members, called PNR Rendezvous.

    Upcoming Presentations:

    How Patients Use Social Media
    February 17, 2016 1PM Pacific
    Presenters: health journalist Sally James and patient-advocate Stacey Tinianov

    January's recording of Library and Other Leadership Development Programs is available.