Region: Region 6

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) office for Region 6 is located at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. By collaborating, training, and funding over 1,100 health centers, health departments, community organizations, as well as medical, public, and school libraries in a seven state region, the office supports the mission of NNLM: to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.

Region 6 serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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Become a Member Organization
Member organizations are eligible for benefits and services, including: NNLM funding, access to training, partnership opportunities, free educational and printed materials, NLM Traveling Exhibitions, and institutional recognition as a Network Member.
Funding Opportunities
Browse open funding opportunities that are available to members in Region 6.
Classes & Training
Browse NNLM's upcoming training opportunities, course catalog, and recordings of past webinars.

In the News

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Join us for the Book Discussion from August 1 – October 31, 2024

Join us for the NNLM Book Discussion from August 1 – October 31, 2024. We will explore “You Just Need to Lose Weight” And 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon. NNLM Book Discussion offers librarians, health professionals, and public health workers interested in better understanding health issues faced by their communities an opportunity to explore topics with other professionals and earn Continuing Education Credit.

NNLM Book Discussion

Region 6 Highlight

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Minwanjige Mino-bimaadizi (Eat Well, Live Well) Free Activity Books and Resource 

Minwanjige Mino-bimaadize (Eat Well, Live Well) is a series of four activity books that help fill a critical gap in early childhood learning resources for Native American children. The project focuses on raising awareness of food-associated factors that contribute to physical and emotional health. The books incorporate Ojibwe culture and language; however, the books can be adapted for other Native American cultures and languages.

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Region 6 Priorities & Resources

Learn about current funding opportunities and sponsorships offered in Region 6.


See a list of classes, webinars, and events-many of which offer free CE!


Learn about ways to partner with Region 6 including our State Advisory Groups (SAG) and Partner Outreach Program (POP).


Resources created specifically for Region 6 and beyond to share with your patrons and communities!