Health Sciences Library as Partner Library
The J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library is a proud participant in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Regional Medical Library (RML). As an official Partner Library, the Health Sciences Library is funded to support health information outreach within the state of Missouri and provide regional leadership and coordination for an assigned special project area.
The Missouri Coordinator
Christina Pryor, MLIS is the Missouri Coordinator for the NNLM, MCR based at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library. Chris is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and provides support to libraries across the state of Missouri. She oversees the Library Engagement project area for the MidContinental RML.
The NNLM MidContinental Region
The University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region under a five year cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine. The NNLM mission is carried out through a unique collaboration of the RML and the six Partner Libraries located in Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.
The NNLM and NLM
The National Library of Medicine’s National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is a nationwide network of more than 4,000 health sciences libraries and information centers. The program divides the country into eight regions and within each there is one major institutional library designated as the RML, which is under a contract from the National Library of Medicine to administer and coordinate services in the geographic region. A key role is to distribute information about the NLM’s products and services, and to link health professionals to basic health sciences library services across the country.
The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library, offering services to clinicians, researchers, medical librarians, and the general public. It has pioneered efforts in the development of tools to support genomics and related research, and it has an established grants program for further library and informatics development.