It seems as if it was just yesterday when the GMR office sent out notices to check your membership profile on the NNLM Membership Directory, found on the previous iteration of the NNLM website. You know, the directory that was pulled from DOCLINE? If you were a “Full” member, you could go into DOCLINE® and edit your account. If you were an “Affiliated” member, you would contact the GMR staff to update your membership. And then you would patiently wait for a new member certificate signed by Dr Lindberg so that you could hang it on the wall to show that your library is a proud NNLM member.
Fast forward to the 2016-2021 Cooperative Agreement with the National Library of Medicine! Look at what has changed: a new Drupal-based Members Directory is in effect, all members are Members (no more Full and Affiliate members–members are members!), the DOCLINE database is back to being used solely for resource sharing, GMR members as individuals can create their own Drupal user accounts and register for classes, and if you are the designated NNLM Liaison, you can edit their organization profiles by logging in through the NNLM website.
What can you do to make sure that your membership certificate finds you? There’s still time to check your organization’s profile in our Members Directory. If you note any errors in addressing, contacts, NNLM liaison, or any other issues, please let me know. Or if you are the adventurous type, log in via the box at the bottom of the GMR homepage. If you need help with your password, there is a link to help you access your account.
As of this writing, you are one of 1,120 Network Members in the Greater Midwest Region and one of 6,737 across the country. If you don’t get your new certificate by the end of August, 2017, please let the GMR office know.