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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Funding Opportunities
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Classes & Training
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In the News

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Announcing NCBI’s First Ever BioEd Summit: An in-person training opportunity for science educators

Calling all high school, community college, and undergraduate science educators! NCBI is excited to host the first BioEd Summit on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD, from August 5-9, 2024.

Join us for a week-long, in-person event where you will collaborate with other educators. Learn More.

Applications must be submitted by midnight May 5, 2024, ET. Scholarships Available!


Register now for the 2024 NNLM National Update!

 NNLM National Update will be held  02 May 2024, 2-3:30 pm CT / 3-4:00 pm ET. This update is open for everyone, not just MLA members. More details coming soon. Register now!

Region 6 Highlight

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Environmental Chemicals and Breast Cancer: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

A Region 6 Spotlight Speaker Webinar

Two thirds of Americans think that cancers – including breast cancers – are mostly due to inherited genes. The truth is that less than a third of breast cancer risk is due to inherited genes, according to research estimates. Misconceptions stand in the way of actions to prevent the disease. Join guest speaker Julia Brody, director of Silent Spring Institute, on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024, 12:00 CT / 1:00 pm ET.  Learn more and register now.

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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!