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!

  • NN/LM Resource - NEO Shop Talk


    The NN/LM Evaluation Office (NEO)

    The vision of the NN/LM Evaluation Office (NEO) is to influence NN/LM’s use of evaluation to engage and learn about its programs, make good decisions, and enhance the visibility of its successes. NEO staff offer practical tips and resources in their blog, NEO Shop Talk. Check in for tips and news on evaluation and health information outreach.

  • NLM Resource - Genetics Home Reference


    The National Library of Medicine's recently redesigned "Genetics Home Reference" web site provides consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions. Each summary describes the major features of a particular health condition, provides information about the condition's genetic basis, and explains its pattern of inheritance. The summaries also link to support organizations and additional information about the condition.

  • PNR Partners


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

    Upcoming Presentations:

    June 14, 2016 1PM Pacific
    Presenters: Meg Brunner, librarian from the University of Washington's Alcohol & Drug Abuste Institute and Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University Library

    If you missed the last PNR Partners with Erin Foster's presentation on the development of an assessment tool to measure information literacy of incoming MPH graduate students and Sigrid Brudie's unique librarian experience of traveling to remote Alaskan locations to connect health clinicians to resources, you can watch the recording.

  • 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:

    Engaging Public Libraries in Community Health Information and Services: University of Washington iSchool Capstone Project
    June 15, 2016 1PM Pacific
    Presenter: Liz Morris, Master of Library and Information Science Candidate 2016 

    April's recording, The Magic and Wonder of the National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibitions! is available.