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Emily Hurston 5 January 2011
Transcript of NN/LM SCR
South Central Region Background The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), the first comprehensive national library network, began in 1967. Under the leadership of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and through the participation of medical libraries and other information resources throughout the nation, it has developed into a well-organized and effective network for meeting the information needs of the nation's health professionals and the general public. The NN/LM includes eight Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs). Each is responsible for co-ordinating services in a designated geographic area. The NN/LM includes eight Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs). Each is responsible for co-ordinating services in a designated geographic area. The South Central Region serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The RML has been located at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX, since 1991. Our mission 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
Improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health NN/LM Mission Minority, underserved, rural, and inner-city health professionals and consumers continue to be a priority for the NN/LM SCR. To accomplish this mission, the NN/LM SCR office focuses on education and outreach. Numerous outreach subcontracts are awarded to Network member libraries (Resource Libraries) to provide training to health professionals and consumers in their areas. Funding for computer equipment and Internet access is made available to smaller Network members.