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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Keep in Touch
Looking for assistance? Browse our staff directory, find contact information, and discover ways to receive the latest Region 6 news.
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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NNLM Discovery Podcast is Back!

You may remember Region 6's story for NNLM Discovery Podcast, Period Poverty, in Season 1. NNLM Discovery Podcast Season 2 has launched with new stories on Collection Equity Continued, Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community, and Equal Healthcare Access in Utah. The podcasts have accompanying videos which can be found on the NLM YouTube Channel.

Catch up on the newest episodes which explore how our sister Regions in the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) are engaging with communities to provide access to trusted information for the purpose of improving the public's health. 

Region 6 Highlight

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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series – Fall/Winter Dates

NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series is a webinar series from NNLM Region 6, featuring expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users--from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and others who work with health information. Topics will be scheduled according to audience interest, seasonal applicability, and speaker availability. Here are a few upcoming sessions through Winter 2024. Follow the links for more information on each topic.

Holding Space to Discuss a Complicated Past: Exploring Medical Libraries’ Role in Perpetuating Racial Science  
November 17th, 10:00-11:00am Class Recording

The Smart Tablet Education for Healthy Living Program, a Region 6 Speaker Spotlight Series Webinar  
December 1st, 11:00am-12 noon CST Class Recording

Health Literacy of People Living with Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders  
February 7, 2024, 3:00-4:00 pm CST


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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!