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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Join Us for the 2024 NNLM Showcase Symposium!

Are you curious about partnering with the NNLM to bring your health outreach idea to life but don’t know where to begin? Join us January 24-26, 2024, for a virtual showcase that will highlight successful past funded NNLM projects, feature grant writing advice, and offer ideas on how to partner with NNLM to turn your project into reality!

Learn more and Register for the event.

Region 6 Highlight

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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series Recordings Catch up on 2023 Webinars!

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.

Catch up on all of the 2023 webinars. Links to each session recording are included in a post to the Region 6 blog, Midwest Matters.

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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!