The National Network
The mission of the National Network of Libraries 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 National Network of Libraries 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 online, please see GMR Reports 2016-2021 for access.
The staff of the GMR Office coordinates services and projects for the region. The five coordinators also are liaisons to the states in the region providing a point of contact for all in the state. If you have a question about the services of the GMR, ask for your state liaison when you call or email the office.