About the MidContinental Region

The Mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through access to health information. 

To accomplish this mission staff members develop and promote a wide assortment of free classes. Headquartered at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, we have coordinators spread out across the region. Numerous outreach subcontracts are awarded to network member libraries (Partner Libraries) to provide training to health professionals and consumers in their areas. Funding is provided to smaller network members for computer equipment, internet access, and training.

The University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region under a 5 year cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine. The NN/LM mission and goals are carried out through a unique collaboration of the Regional Medical Library and six Partner Libraries. Each collaborating library provides leadership and coordination for a special project area and/or supports outreach within a state, which is implemented by staff located in their library. The NN/LM MCR strives to gain recognition for its work and leadership in Technology, Collaboration and Assessment/Evaluation.


The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) MidContinental Region (MCR) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by: 1) providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information; 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.

MCR Goal:

Advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health.


The NN/LM MCR has eight outcomes that our activities will address in 2016-2021. By addressing these outcomes the NN/LM MCR will address the goals-mission of the NN/LM.

  1. Network members are more aware of tools and methods for curating and managing data.
  2. Network members adopted effective practices.
  3. Extend our reach as a result of the work with organizations and Network.
  4. Participants are aware of appropriate resources and/or have the skills to use them.
  5. Payers reimburse for information therapy.
  6. Significant increase to health information access  by healthcare providers and the public.
  7.  Underserved populations in the MidContinental Region benefit from NN/LM MCR programs.


Members provide many services for librarians, health professionals, and the public.

2016-2021 Cooperative Agreement

Reports Submitted to NLM

Other Reports