POP_BadgeWhat is POP?

The purpose of the NNLM Region 6 Partner Outreach Program 2021-2026 is to support health equity by providing health information access throughout Region 6 by the formation and practice of the Partner Outreach Program (POP). POP objectives include the following:

  • Provide health information resources and training to underserved and underrepresented groups, including tribal communities and institutions, that are priority populations of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  • Act as ambassadors for NNLM services and resources, communicating health information needs to the RML, and work with the RML in remediation of those needs, whether through direct training or utilizing a train-the-trainer model.
  • Act as a field force in their state to identify potential partners for outreach.

Ambassador organizations will receive remuneration, training, and direction from the Region 6 office according to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a sample of which is available online.

Our POP Ambassador Organizations

  • Chicago State University - Gwendolyn Brooks Library (IL)
  • Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Fox River Valley Public Library District (IL)
  • Geneseo Public Library District (IL) (Paused for Year 3)
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries (WI)
  • Trinity Health Western Michigan (MI)
  • Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (NEOBHC) (OH)
  • Restored Visions (OH)
  • Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine (IN)
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Medical Library (IL)
  • The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library (OH)
  • University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library (OH)
  • University of Illinois Chicago – Library of the Health Sciences (IL)
  • University of Iowa – Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (IA)
  • University of Minnesota Health Sciences Library (MN)

Consult the POP Handout for more information or please contact Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Coordinator.