The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by 1) providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals; and 2) improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.
The Greater Midwest Region (GMR) is one of eight regions in the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. In collaboration with network members, each RML Office administers the program for the region. In addition to planning, promoting, and implementing services within the region, the RML Office coordinates activities with other regions and within the national program and serves as a contact point with other library and information networks or health organizations and professional associations.
Regional Medical Library
The U. S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) awarded The University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences to be the Regional Medical Library (RML) office for the Greater Midwest Region from May 2016 to April 2021. Please see the GMR Proposal 2016-2021 for more information. Annual reports for the Greater Midwest Region office for this cooperative agreement period are available below.
GMR Annual Reports 2016-2021
- Annual report 2016-2017 (Year 1)
- Annual report 2017-2018 (Year 2)
- Annual report 2018-2019 (Year 3)
- Annual report 2019-2020 (Year 4)
- Annual report 2019-2020, short version (Year 4)
The staff of the GMR Office coordinates services and projects for the region. If you have a question about the services of the GMR, contact the GMR office for more information.