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!

  • NLM "Native Voices" Traveling Exhibition

    Native Voices Exhibit Logo

    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.

  • Featured NLM Resource - AIDSource


    AIDSource: a Redesigned, Mobile-Optimized HIV/AIDS Information Website from the National Library of Medicine

    The National Library of Medicine’s web portal for HIV/AIDS information has been redesigned and given a new name. The new website, AIDSource, offers access to a comprehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related information resources that are reviewed and selected by expert information specialists and librarians. The website is now automatically optimized for display across all device types, including desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones.

  • Professional Development

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    NN/LM PNR offers Professional Development Awards to support individuals at NN/LM PNR Network member institutions who wish to participate in trainings, CEs, or conferences that expand professional knowledge and skill.

    Trainings, CEs, or conferences focusing on health literacy, emergency preparedness, public health, information technology, resource sharing, e-science, health information outreach and usability testing are examples.

    Awards of up to $1500 each are available to NN/LM member organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Awards will be available until funds are expended. For additional information, see the full funding announcement, or contact: Patricia Devine, NN/LM PNR Network Outreach Coordinator,, 1-800-338-7657.

    Photo Credit: Michael Dorausch

  • PNR Rendezvous

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    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