NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has awarded five-year cooperative agreements to seven institutions selected to serve as Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and four institutions selected as National Coordinating Offices in the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). The agreements begin May 1, 2021.
The NNLM is NLM’s “field force” of trusted ambassadors that leverages more than 8,000 organizational members representing resource libraries (primarily at medical schools), health science libraries (primarily at hospitals), public libraries, and community-based organizations.
RMLs coordinate the operation of a network of libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs. RMLs ensure a continuity of quality service for core programs of the NNLM, and cooperatively design, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to advance the health information needs of health professionals and a diverse public. Each National Coordinating Office performs a unique set of functions, but all serve to support and inform the work of the RMLs.
View the new RMLs and National Coordinating Offices.