About the NNLM South Central Region
Our Programs and Services
The NNLM South Central Region aims to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through increased access to health information within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
To accomplish this goal the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, serves as the designated Regional Medical Library (RML) for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region.
The RML extends the services and programs of the NNLM and the National Library of Medicine by partnering with health information agencies, health organizations, public health entities, community based organizations, libraries and the general public to offer outreach, funding opportunities and educational programming throughout the region.
Contact us to explore opportunities for partnering to increase access to health information!
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and 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.
Additionally, the program provides support to member libraries and information centers in the NNLM to facilitate the provision of health information and services to health professionals and the general public. Members within the network are supported via eight regional offices, (i.e. Regional Medical Libraries) under contract to the National Library of Medicine. Each Regional Medical Library cascades the services and programs of the NNLM to the communities and professionals within their designated region.
NNLM South Central Region – Regional Medical Library
The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas has subcontracted with the National Library of Medicine to serve as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NNLM South Central Region for the 2016-2021 timeframe.
The Regional Medical Library (RML) of the South Central Region (SCR) serves health providers, public health professionals, researchers, community-based organizations, libraries and the general public within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Outreach programs, educational sessions, and funding opportunities are made available throughout the five state region. The primary goal of the RML is to offer programming, services, and resources that increase access to authoritative health information and help to create solutions for healthier communities across the South Central Region.
For more information about specific network programs in the South Central Region, contact the Regional Medical Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-735-2223.
NNLM South Central Region Organizational Structure