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HAM-TMC Library Receives NLM Contract

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The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to serve as the Regional Medical Library (RML) in the South Central Region for the 2011 – 2016 period. Eight institutions throughout the country serve as RMLs in their respective regions.

The RML program, originally authorized by Congress in the 1965 Medical Library Assistance Act, is designed to equalize and enhance access to health sciences information throughout the United States. The goals of the 2011-2016 RML contracts are: to develop collaborations among Network members and other organizations to improve access to and sharing of biomedical information resources throughout the nation; to promote awareness of, access to, and use of biomedical information resources for health professionals and the public, with a particular emphasis on contributing to Healthy People 2020; and to develop, promote, and improve electronic access to health information by Network members, health professionals, and organizations providing health information to the public.

Everyone here at the NN/LM SCR is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue our work, in collaboration with our Network members, to provide health professionals and consumers in the Region with access to quality health information. In the months ahead, we will be rolling out exciting new classes and funding opportunities. Stay tuned to our website, our Twitter feed, Facebook page and Blogadillo as we announce new programs.

We are looking forward to a great five years of working with everyone in the SCR!

If you have any suggestions for our program over the next five years, please do not hesitate to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.

- Michelle Malizia, NN/LM SCR Associate Director

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