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U.S. Mail Address:
NN/LM Evaluation Office (NEO)
Health Sciences Library, Box 357155
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7155

Express Mail Address (Fed Ex, UPS, etc.):
NN/LM Evaluation Office (NEO)
Health Sciences Library
1959 NE Pacific St., Room T334
Seattle, WA 98195-7155

Phone: (678) 682-3864
Fax: (206) 543-2469
Email: olneyc@uw.edu
URL: http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/

States Served: All U.S. and territories


Tania Bardyn, Director & PI, bardyn@uw.edu 206-543-0422

Cindy Olney, Assistant Director, olneyc@uw.edu 678-682-3864

Karen Vargas, Evaluation Specialist, kjvargas@uw.edu 713-516-5974


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. The NEO's strategies are organized around five aims:

  1. The NEO will support the NN/LM leadership’s ability to make data-driven decisions.
  2. The NEO will collaborate with the regional medical libraries to increase use of evaluation in their regions. 
  3. The NEO will provide quality evaluation training opportunities to build evaluation skills of network members.  
  4. The NEO will work to increase visibility of NN/LM’s program successes. 
  5. The NEO will provide new written materials about effective and emerging evaluation practices and trends.