Region 6 Partner Outreach Program (POP)

Region 6 Partner Outreach Program (POP)

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POP Office Hours

  • No appointment or notification needed. Just POP in at our usual meeting URL!
    • Monday, 29 January 2024, 2 pm CT / 3 p.m. ET
    • Wednesday 21 February 2024, 9 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. ET
    • Monday, 18 March 2024, 10 a.m. CT / 11 a.m. ET

Next POP Webinar

  • Tuesday 16 January 2024, 1 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. ET
  • Friday, 05 April 2024, 9 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. ET

NLM Exhibitions Information


  • Year 3 Ends: 30 April 2024
  • Year 4: 01 May 2024 - 30 April 2025
  • Current MOU ends 30 April 2026. Final reports for MOU due by this date.
What is POP?
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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. They will be reimbursed $300 or the negotiated hourly wage per outreach activity or event; printing, travel, and incidental expenses will be covered for a total annual combined budget of $1200.

POP Ambassador Organizations
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The following organizations will be working as Partner Outreach Program Ambassadors throughout the Region:

  • Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Fox River Valley Public Library District (IL)
  • Geneseo Public Library District (IL)
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries (WI)
  • Trinity Health West Michigan (MI)
  • Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (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)
POP Training Resources & Tools
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POP Created Resources

NLM Product Guides

The guides provide instructors with examples and ideas for teaching people about  NLM products.

    This page has a list  of short guides for NLM Products. Each guide includes a brief description, popular uses, key points, potential predicaments, teaching examples, real-life examples, and links to more resources. The product guides are primarily for people in instruction or training roles such as librarians, faculty leads, or mentor researchers. The guides provide instructors with examples and ideas for teaching people about NLM products.

    Reporting & Invoicing Resources
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    Reporting Resources

    NIH & NLM Acknowledgement & Disclaimer
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    Any resources developed with project funds must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and a disclaimer:

    • Developed resources reported in this [publication, press release, internet site] are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM013729. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

    Sponsoring information

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    Whom to Contact
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    Region 6 Contacts

    Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN

    Region 6 RML

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    Business Office Contacts

    Main contact

    Cheryl Doehrmann

    The Region 6 Partner Outreach Program (POP) guide is intended as a resource for the POP ambassador organizations and their staff in order to meet the MOU for the program.