About the NN/LM South Central Region

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) 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 NN/LM 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 NN/LM to the communities and professionals within their designated region.

NN/LM 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 NN/LM 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 programing, 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 nnlm-scr@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2223.

NN/LM South Central Region Organizational Structure