The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) 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.
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Learn how the NNLM engages with communities to raise awareness of trusted, high-quality, and relevant information and develop strategies to improve health and data literacy.
Learn how NNLM uses Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing to engage communities in addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation.
Learn how NNLM fosters learning opportunities and collaboration in data science for librarians, library students, and other information professionals.
Learn how NNLM champions health sciences librarianship and diversity in the LIS pipeline.
Learn how the NNLM promotes technological equity, digital literacy, and telehealth through long-term partnerships and collaborations to bring access to online health information.
Learn how the NNLM will establish a baseline of understanding of Environmental Determinants of Health for NNLM members
The NLM traveling exhibitions, available free of charge, present inspiring stories about history, society, and medicine. Drawn from NLM, they connect visitors to trusted health information resources.
The NNLM Substance Use Disorders (SUD) initiative aims to raise the awareness of NLM and partner organization's SUD resources, provide educational opportunities for network members and develop strategies to meet national and regional information needs.
Visit the NNLM Reading Club to explore this month’s topic, discover our featured books and find downloadable discussion guides and much more to support your book club!