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National Network of Libraries of Medicine_ Membership Program

October 1993

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM_), formerly the
Regional Medical Library Network, was established in 1967 and has
been the cornerstone of NLM's outreach effort to bring high quality
information services to the nation's health professionals.

The contributions made by the Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and
the many institutions and individuals who form the Network, are too
numerous to describe. Of special note are the efforts of the staff
in medical school and hospital libraries who have contributed
immeasurably to the success of the Network.

In appreciation of this support, the National Library of Medicine
has instituted a program to recognize the important role of these
libraries by enrolling them formally in the Network. The Regional
Medical Libraries have been registering Network members since April,
1988. Current membership is:

Region 1 640
Region 2 777
Region 3 652
Region 4 304
Region 5 314
Region 6 272
Region 7 533
Region 8 376

Total 3,868

The goals of the NN/LM are to:

o improve access to and delivery of information to health
o maintain an effective and efficient network of health sciences
libraries; and,
o develop and maintain linkages between the Network and other
library/information networks or health professional
organizations to share resources.

Who is eligible for membership?

An NN/LM member can be any library, information center, or
organization that has a collection of health sciences materials
(books, journals, or audiovisuals) from which, in part, it provides
information services to health professionals.

"Information services" include any or all of the following:

o interlibrary loan;
o answering or referring reference questions; and
o performing computerized or manual bibliographic searches.

"Health professionals" include practitioners, scientists, educators,
administrators, and students in the health sciences.
Network members are self-selected according to the definitions
presented above. In addition, each Network member organization must
agree to:

o Designate one person as a contact for Network
o Be listed in the Regional Directory (produced optionally by
each RML) and the National Registry of Network members.
National Registry information will be publicly available
through NLM's DOCUSER database.
o Provide basic information about materials and services on a
biennial basis to the RML, from which the Regional Directory
National Registry of Network members will be constructed.

Benefits of membership

Each Network member:

o is guaranteed access to interlibrary loan services available
through the NN/LM.
o will automatically receive the full text of any NIH Clinical
Alerts which are mailed.
o will receive a certificate which designates the institution as
a member of the NN/LM.
o will receive a subscription to the region's newsletter.
o will receive a subscription to the NLM News and may obtain the
NLM Annual Report upon request from the NLM Public Information
o will be invited on an annual basis, to provide voluntary input
to their RML on the region's programs and services.

How to apply for membership

Libraries may request a membership application by contacting their
Regional Medical Library.

1. Middle Atlantic Region
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10029
Phone: 212-876-8763
FAX: 212-534-7042
States served: Delaware, New Jersey,
New York, Pennsylvania
ONLINE CENTER for Regions 1, 2, and 8

2. Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Health Sciences Library
111 South Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1583
Phone: 410-706-2855
FAX: 410-706-0099
States served: Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Virginia, West
Virginia, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

3. Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
P.O. Box 7509
Chicago, Illinois 60680
Phone: 312-996-2464
FAX: 312-996-2226
States served: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North
Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

4. Midcontinental Region
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Leon S. McGoogan Library of Medicine
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-6706
Phone: 402-559-4326
FAX: 402-559-5482
States served: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and
ONLINE CENTER for Regions 3, 4, and 5

5. South Central Region
Houston Academy of Medicine-
Texas Medical Center Library
1133 M.D. Anderson Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-790-7053
FAX: 713-790-7030
States served: Arkansas, Louisiana, New
Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

6. Pacific Northwest Region
University of Washington
Health Sciences Center Library, SB-55
Seattle, Washington 98195
Phone: 206-543-8262
FAX: 206-543-2469
States served: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington

7. Pacific Southwest Region
University of California at Los Angeles
Louise Darling Biomedical Library
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90024-1798
Phone: 310-825-1200
FAX: 310-825-5389
States served: Arizona, California, Hawaii,
Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin
ONLINE CENTER for Regions 6 and 7

8. New England Region
University of Connecticut Health Center
Lyman Maynard Stowe Library
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, Connecticut 06034-4003
Phone: 203-679-4500
FAX: 203-679-1305
States served: Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Toll free phone number for all Regional Medical Libraries: 1-800-

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