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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University of Iowa Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

Staff Directory
Looking for assistance? Browse our staff directory to find contact information, and get to know the RML staff by reading their personal bios.
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.

Region 6 Highlight


Monkeypox Resource Guide Now Available

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has created a Monkeypox Resource Guide with information for healthcare and public health professionals; for patients; and for members of the public. Included is a monkeypox communication toolkit, as well as data and case counts.

Find more information under the Monkeypox Resource Guide link. The Monkeypox Information Outreach Award applications closed November 4, 2022.

In the News

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NLM Traveling Exhibits Available

Call for Requests for NLM Traveling Exhibitions are open! Please submit your requests online using this NLM Traveling Exhibition Request Form by 1 pm CT / 2pm ET, 29 November 2022.

The online form enables you to:

  • view all available exhibition titles and booking slots during April 2023–October 2024,
  • specify up to three exhibition and booking slot preferences—one to be booked if the lottery selects your request, and
  • submit one request to the lottery for selecting exhibition bookings.

If your organization is not an NNLM member, please consider applying online.

Keep In Touch!

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Email: Contact Region 6 staff via email at

Region Weekly Digest: Subscribe to the Region 6 Weekly Digest to receive the latest news and announcements about educational and funding opportunities.

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Membership: If your organization is interested in becoming a member of the NNLM, you can sign up here. It's free!

DOCLINE questions:

Funding:  If you’re interested in receiving sponsorship for MLA specializations, please e-mail our office at

Community Guide to Advance Health Information Equity is an interactive resource of evidence-based information for the 623 counties in our seven-state region. For questions about this resource, please contact Darlene Kaskie, Region 6 Community Engagement Coordinator,

Meaningful Engagement

Our Four-Pronged Approach

The purpose of Region 6 State Advisory Groups (SAG) is to provide leadership guidance for each state’s outreach and engagement activities.


The purpose of the Partner Outreach Program (POP) is to support health equity by providing health information access throughout Region 6.


Read about projects and programs that have been funded by NNLM Region 6.


Region 6 has developed partnerships with a variety of organizations and associations to synergize our mutual work.