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Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunities for Regional Medical Libraries Open until July 24, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and supporting offices cooperative agreement funding opportunities are open for applications until July 24, 2015: //grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-15-003.html

The RMLs are the backbone of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The overarching goal of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Eight health sciences libraries will function as the RML for their respective Region. The RMLs will coordinate the operation of a Network of Libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs. The RMLs will ensure a continuity of quality service for core programs of the NN/LM, and cooperatively design, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to serve the health information needs of health professionals and the public in the future.

Helpful Links:
RML RFA: //www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/RML.html
NLM Extramural Program: //www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/extramural.html
NLM National Network Office: //www.nlm.nih.gov/nno/index.html
Applying for a grant FAQs: //www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/FAQApply.html
Send questions to: NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov

We are offering the following opportunities to learn about the current RMLs and how to apply to a cooperative agreement:

Technical Assistance Webinar (this will be recorded for future viewing)
When: Thursday April 23, 2015, from 3:00-4:00pm ET
Where: Webinar URL - https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlm_rml_423/, Teleconference number: 1-866-579-8110 Participant Code: 571542
We encourage you to submit questions in advance by email to: NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov

2015 Annual Meeting of the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and Centers, Austin, TX (held in conjunction with the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting)
When: Friday, May 15, 2015
Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Time: 9:00 am—5:30 pm
Go to the NLM Technical Bulletin for a complete agenda.
Note: The 3:30 pm—5:30 pm session in Room 17AB, “Applying for Regional Medical Libraries Cooperative Agreements (UG4)” and Q&A with NLM Extramural Program will be transcribed and posted after the meeting.

The world's largest biomedical library, the National Library of Medicine maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics, and health information technology.

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