Please note: the deadline to respond has passed.
Every five years, the National Library of Medicine calls for “new ideas to help improve access to health information and help inform the design of the” National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). Responses to the Request for Information (RFI) will help shape the funding and outreach priorities for the 2021-2026 project period.
Who should respond to the RFI?
Long Answer: “health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, and the public.”
Short Answer: You
The National Library of Medicine has a list of topics on which you can provide feedback, including:
Even the current geographic configuration of the NNLM is open for suggestions!
Is there a service that we currently offer that you especially appreciate? Now is the time to express that too!
At the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), we are always open to feedback and suggestions from our members. However, we are limited to activities within the scope of our current 2016-2021 Cooperative Agreement with the National Library of Medicine. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of NNLM, to ensure we will meet your health information needs and those of your community through 2026.
Responses do not need to be long, nor do they need to address every topic– in fact, the maximum submission length is 3 pages. Anonymous submissions are also accepted.
With your help, we will continue to provide U.S. health professionals with better access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to trusted health information now and in the future.
Responses are due December 2, 2019. Read the full Request for Information for additional details.
Written by Kate Flewelling, Executive Director, for the Fall 2019 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.