We recently received an email from Dianne Babski, acting head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Network Office, which listed some of the network’s accomplishment in 2015. There are some impressive numbers that could not have been achieved without the partnership of our valuable resource libraries in our network.
A few accomplishments in 2015 include:
- The network increased membership to over 6,400 members (approximately 1,100 of those in the South Central region)
- The network conducted almost 1,700 outreach activities, including training, exhibiting and conducting demonstrations.
- NN/LM Staff and network members participated in over 30,000 training opportunities.
- Regional Medical Library and network members conducted over 650 exhibits at the state, local and national levels.
Dianne’s email also cited some events from 2015, such as: Dr. Lindberg’s retirement from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in March, the delivery of the future of NLM report from the advisory committee to the NIH director, and behind the scenes, migrating all our NN/LM websites to the Drupal platform!
Together, all of us in the network work to bring health information to millions of people who count on support from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. This includes healthcare providers, researchers, the general public, and librarians who know they will find quality information services when we are at their service.
Thank you from the NN/LM SCR. Here’s to a great 2016!