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The UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region.  The RML serves the biomedical information needs and supports collaboration among libraries and information centers that serve health information needs in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific.

The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through improved access to health information. The RML offers educational programs, consultation, and funding for projects to support the health information needs of libraries, community partners, health organizations, and the general public throughout the region.

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  • NLM Awards RML Cooperative Agreements!

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    On April 1, 2016, the National Library of Medicine awarded five-year cooperative agreements to eight institutions to serve as Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and five National Coordinating Offices in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The agreements begin May 1, 2016. Go to the NLM News & Events page to learn more.

  • Job Opportunity

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    The UCLA Library has initiated recruitment for the position of Data and Technology Services Coordinator, in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, and is actively seeking nominations and applications. The application deadline for first consideration is April 18, 2016. The complete posting is available for viewing.



  • National Diversity in Libraries Conference

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    The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16), cosponsored by the UCLA Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), will take place on the UCLA campus August 10–13, 2016.

    Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of registration, travel, lodging & meals! To learn more or register for the conference, go to the NDLC ’16 event page! Early registration rates are available through April 30.