National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region


Supporting collaboration among regional libraries, information centers, and community-based organizations in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

The mission of the NN/LM is to enhance access to biomedical and health information for researchers, health professionals and the public. Located at the University of Washington, the Regional Medical Library for the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region offers education programs, funding, and consultation to support research, health information services, resource sharing, community partnerships, and outreach in the region.

If your institution is not a member learn more about the benefits of membership and join now!

  • Featured NLM Resource - Women's Health Portal


    The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is the first Public Health Service office dedicated specifically to promote women’s health research within and beyond the NIH scientific community. ORWH has a mission to: Advise the NIH Director and staff on matters relating to research on women’s health; Strengthen and enhance research related to diseases, disorders, and conditions that affect women; Ensure that research conducted and supported by NIH adequately addresses issues regarding women’s health; Ensure that women are appropriately represented in biomedical and bio-behavioral research studies supported by the NIH; Develop opportunities and support for recruitment, retention, reentry, and advancement of women in biomedical careers; and Support research on women’s health issues. Read more at the Women's Health Portal.

  • NLM "Native Voices" Traveling Exhibition

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    The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is proud to announce a partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) through which ALA’s Public Programs Office will manage a national tour of a traveling adaptation of Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, to America’s libraries and other Native-serving cultural institutions beginning in 2016. Four copies of the traveling exhibition will tour nationally for four years to dozens of sites around the country. Read the Dragonfly post for more information. Applications are due by November 6!

  • Upcoming Training - Public Health Information on the Web

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    Digital literacy and the effective utilization of online information are among the core public health informatics competencies for the 21st century. This class will highlight web resources tailored to the public health workforce, including health education, promotion and research.

    Next session:

    Three asynchronous Moodle-based modules will be available online from October 28 to November 25 for 4 MLA CE credits.

    View the full description and register for this and other classes via the NN/LM Training Schedule.

  • PNR Rendezvous

    PNR Rendezvous Mini

    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) hosts free monthly web-based continuing education classes, presentations, and talks with network members, called PNR Rendezvous.

    Upcoming Presentations:

    Creating a Library “Holdings” Group: A Joined Service Model
    October 21, 2015 1PM Pacific
    Presenter: Isaac Huffman, Providence Health & Services