Region: Region 5

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 5, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.

Staff Directory
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Funding Opportunities
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Classes & Training
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Employment Opportunity with Region 5

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5, based at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, seeks an outgoing and service-oriented Outreach & Data Coordinator to improve access to and use of biomedical and health information resources and data. This position will develop and implement outreach to librarians, health professionals, researchers, and state or regional professional associations to increase awareness of National Library of Medicine products and promote equitable access to information, including effective management and use of data. This is a fully remote position.

Visit the webpage for the full job description and application information.

New Funding Opportunities from NNLM Region 5

New funding opportunities are open. A Request for Applications is posted for the following awards: 

An email stating intent to apply must be sent to by 5pm Pacific Time on January 24, 2023. Applications are due by 5pm Pacific Time on February 21, 2023.  

More information is available on the NNLM Region 5 blog.

Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collections Toolkit

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 is pleased to announce the Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit to help you build collections that support health literacy and expand access to diverse voices in libraries of all types. The toolkit features materials illuminating common and unique health issues facing underserved populations through multiple genres and formats reflecting voices of the communities served.

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