National Network of Libraries of Medicine
The northwest region is fortunate to be home to two National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM): The MidContinental Region (MCR), at the University of Utah serving Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming, and the Pacific Northwest Region (PNR), at the University of Washington serving Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Both have committed to jointly collaborate with the NRTRC to provide training and support, disseminate information and research findings, promote effective collaboration and foster the use of telehealth technologies to provide health information and education for health care providers serving rural and underserved areas and populations.
Collaborations with the libraries will include:
- Libraries will provide the NRTRC with a compilation of telehealth research and peer reviewed articles, “What’s new for ‘Telemedicine’ in PubMed?” for posting on the NRTRC website, to be updated quarterly.
- Library websites will post links to the TRCs and training information on regional library.
- Libraries, their consumer librarian specialists, and the NRTRC will strategize an education plan for consumers and the public to aggregate materials to share with public libraries.
The Mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through access to health information.
The NNLM MidContinental Region serves the biomedical information needs and supports collaboration among over 300 member libraries and information centers in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming.
Pacific Northwest Region
The University of Washington Health Sciences Library serves as the regional Network Office for network member organizations throughout the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR) including the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.