Region 4 Funding Recipient Press Kit

Congratulations on your NNLM Region 4 award! This guide is designed to assist you with basic publicity efforts, which can spread awareness about the meaningful work you are doing in your community. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at

Issuing a press release announcing your award is a great way to get the word out about your work. We have crafted a sample press release for you to use as a guideline. If you would like for us to provide a quote about your project, please reach out.

  • Keep your press release focused on the funding award and the work you will be doing. 
  • Limit your announcement to one page.
  • If you are announcing an event, make sure you include the who, what, where, and when. 

Share your press release with your organization's marketing/communications department, your organization's website, and your local newspaper. If your organization creates its own newsletter, reformat the press release to be included as a featured article. Some additional channels to consider:

  • Professional societies
  • Chamber of commerce
  • Local schools or libraries

Social media is a great way to quickly share your news. Your post(s) can also include a link to your press release. We strongly encourage you include an image when you post.

Here are a few sample posts:

  • We’re excited to announce we have received funding totaling $____ from NNLM Region 4 to support our community outreach work! This will allow us to _____ and serve our mission to _____. <link to press release>
  • Thank you to NNLM Region 4 for awarding us $____ to help support our outreach work! This funding will allow us to _____ and serve our mission to ______. <link to press release>

Any formally published work(s) about your funded project must include the following funding statement:

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM013732 with the University of Utah. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

When referencing our organization, please use the Network of the National Library of Medicine on the first mention and NNLM thereafter. If you elect to include a description, please use the following text:

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.

If you would like to incorporate the NNLM logo into any of your announcements (e.g., press release, flyer, web graphic, etc.), please reach out to the National Library of Medicine's Office of Communications & Public Liaison at

NNLM Region 4 would be delighted to hear about the impact of our funding on your organization's outreach efforts, technology improvements, or professional development. If you wish to share your experiences, kindly forward your narrative to or your state's designated point of contact. To assist you in this endeavor, we have created a narrative template. Feel free to include photos to enrich your story.