MAR Projects Funded 2014 - 2015

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Emergency Preparedness / Library Partnership Awards (Request for Proposal)

Integration of the Free Library of Philadelphia as Public Health Preparedness and Response Partner: 2

Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Bioterrorism & Public Health Preparedness Program
Philadelphia, PA

Project Manager: Chad Thomas
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $9,496

This project would further integrate the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) as a Public Health Preparedness and Response Partner of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH). Dispense Assist is a web-based program that individuals can use to complete and print out Head of Household forms to take with them to the POD (and save valuable time in the mass prophylaxis process, where every second counts).  As a City Public Health Emergency Response Partner, the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) has agreed to open (as able) library branches with computer and printing facilities where the public can complete, print out, and/or obtain printed copies of Head of Household forms to take with them to the PODs. This project will enable the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Library Project Coordinator to coordinate the evaluation of potential participating library branches and to coordinate emergency response trainings of librarians throughout the city.

Emergency Preparedness Partnering

Township of Washington Public Library
Township of Washington, NJ

Project Manager: Laura Rifkin
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $10,000

Preparing and providing generations of residents with emergency preparedness knowledge and skills, the Township of Washington Public Library hopes to help their residents to avoid unnecessary danger during emergency situations and be better able to provide assistance to their community in time of need. This will be done by partnering with Police, OEM, Fire Department and Ambulance Corps. They will go to both township elementary schools to visit classrooms, sponsor safety preparation assemblies at the middle & high school, and run regular workshops and events at the library for children, adults and seniors.

In addition they have 2 community goals:

  1. Formation of a CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team) program
  2. To achieve HEARTSafe status--endorsed by the American Heart Association, “HEARTSafe Communities is a program designed to promote survival from sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest” where in residents partner with a public health official to establish a set of minimum criteria that must be met in order to achieve HEARTSafe status.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries

Altoona Area Public Library
Altoona, PA

Project Manager: Jennifer Knisely
Period of Performance: August 18, 2014 - November 4, 2014
Amount of Funding:  $10,230

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, in conjunction with the Altoona Public Library, are partnering to offer a one-day symposium.  The goal of the symposium is two-fold:

  1. Improve workplace readiness, and    
  2. Increase the value of the library/library staff in their community.  Outcomes would include greater workplace readiness, focusing on improved response to unexpected disasters and improved power and communication strategies, and increased involvement of library staff in community emergency planning and response structure.

Disaster Plans & Preparedness for Libraries in NEPA

Scranton Public Library
Scranton, PA

Project Manager: Michele Legate
Period of Performance: February 1 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $1,785

The Northeast, Wilkes-Barre, and Pottsville Library District propose to hold a one day Disaster Preparedness Workshop in Northeast PA for 50+ libraries. Libraries are located in urban, suburban, and rural communities. The workshop will have two goals. Our first goal is to assist the libraries in creating a one-page service continuity plan to help them get their library services up and running again, as quickly as possible, after a disaster. Dan Wilson, Coordinator of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative, will facilitate a session where attendees can begin to draft a plan that best suits their library.

Our second goal is to increase the number of Northeast Pennsylvania libraries active in disaster response by giving them the tools to proactively become disaster relief centers for their communities through partnerships with their local emergency planners.

Response Training and Stations at Centre County Libraries

Centre County Library & Historical Museum
Bellefonte, PA

Project Manager: Lisa Erickson
Period of Performance: February 1 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $5,000

Centre County Library operates three public library branches, a bookmobile, and a local history/genealogy research center/museum. This project would allow all locations to become “response stations” for community emergencies. All staff would be trained on the core ideas presented in “12 Elements of a Library at a High State of Readiness” and be involved in creating an emergency preparedness plan. This plan would involve how to respond to emergencies not only within the library walls, but also how to help the public meet their informational needs during and immediately following a disaster.

Beginning Emergency Preparedness

Springdale Free Public Library
Springdale, PA

Project Manager: Janet Tyree
Period of Performance: February 1 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $2,050

The Springdale Free Public Library would begin a discussion with the coordinator of our School District’s emergency management personnel – our service area is our school district which includes Springdale Borough, Springdale Township, Harmar Township and Cheswick Borough. During that discussion we would plan out just what is needed for us to be prepared in case of various emergencies that can affect our communities and what part the Library can play in this management. Staff will be trained in emergencies and CPR.

Emergency Preparedness for Allegheny County Libraries

Allegheny County Library Association
Pittsburgh, PA

Project Manager: Chrisoula Perdziola
Period of Performance: February 1 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $3,665

The objective of this first-of-its-kind project is to create a one-day training opportunity that will produce a standard of quality and reliability regarding the information that Allegheny County libraries and their staff have with regard to emergency preparedness for both libraries and for the residents they serve. Specifically it will seek to provide consistent, authoritative, and practical information on best practices and tools related to emergency preparedness to all 73 library locations in Allegheny County.

Healthful Help for the Homebound Community in Adams County

Adams County Library System
Gettysburg, PA

Project Manager: Valli Hoski and Laura Goss
Period of Performance: February 1 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $4,300

The objectives of this project are to:

  • Identify resource kit of print, electronic and other resources on health, emergency services, and “in-place” care and safety for use by the homebound community (homebound individuals, caregivers, and family).  Kit will include National Library of Medicine (NLM) disaster health information and emergency preparedness resources, and supporting resources available from the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC).
  • Increase awareness of the risks, safety, and health care issues specific to preparedness, safety, and protection of the homebound community during weather-related disasters and local emergencies.
  • Provide a workshop for “Healthful Help for the Homebound” on “homebound health / safety preparedness, service and protection” to the Adams County area homebound community, families and agencies on the key issues, risks of weather-related disasters, and resources available to prepare, ensure the safety of, and protect the homebound community during local, state, national emergencies.

Disasters and Emergencies: Are You Prepared?

Annie Halenbake Ross Library
Lock Haven, PA

Project Manager: William Reynolds and Diane Whitaker
Period of Performance: February 1 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $1,500

In working with the Clinton County Emergency Services team, Ross Library will educate Clinton County residents on disaster related information, such as enhancing emergency preparedness, and increasing awareness before, during, and after a disaster.

Public Library Emergency Preparedness

Westmoreland County Federated Library System
Greensburg, PA

Project Manager: Kathy Miller
Period of Performance: February 1 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $2,300

The focus of the project will be on the 19 state-aided libraries in Westmoreland County.  The first step will be to educate the libraries about their role in helping the community during an emergency.  The second step will be to enlighten the libraries on the importance of planning for a disaster that directly affects the library.

Health Information Awareness Awards (Request for Proposal)

Health and Wellness Awareness Program

Coalition of African and Caribbean Communities – Philadelphia (AFRICOM-Philly)
Philadelphia, PA

Project Manager: Eric Edi
Period of Performance: June 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $2,470

The Health and Wellness Awareness program is comprised of three phases: (1) a health and wellness fair, (2) health workshops, (3) itinerant HIV campaign. AFRICOM-Philly will coordinate a health and wellness fair targeting the African and Caribbean community. Specifically, the fair aims to reach out to women, children, and the elderly. The fair hosts providers (ActionAIDS, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Sickle cell Disease Association, Philadelphia Department of Health, etc.) who disseminate information about HIV/AIDs, diabetes, cancer, nutrition, domestic violence, child education, etc. National Library of Medicine resources such as MedlinePlus, NIHSeniorHealth and other relevant resources will be highlighted during the health and wellness fair, as well as taught in the health workshops.

Library Open House for National Medical Librarians Month

Samuel & Sandra Hekemian Medical Library, Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ

Project Manager: Deborah Magnan
Period of Performance: October 1–31, 2014
Amount of Funding:  $1,572.94

The Sandra and Samuel Hekemian Medical Library plans to promote our services during National Medical Librarians month in October 2014. The goals of this promotion are to:

  • Increase awareness of the Medical Library electronic resources available to clinicians and non-clinical staff
  • Introduce our new A-to-Z list and link resolver, the TDNet eResource Manager and TOUResolver
  • Introduce our new icons based on HackensackUMC’s new logo, and which are a very different color and design from our current LinkOut icon
    • These will be appearing in LinkOut, and for the first time will also be appearing in our databases and on publisher websites of journals to which the library subscribes

Queens Library Women’s Community Health Conference

Queens Library
Jamaica, NY

Project Manager: Tamara Michel
Period of Performance: October 1 – December 31, 2014
Amount of Funding:  $2,718

Funding will support Queens Library to host a Women’s Community Health Conference on November 8, 2014 at The Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School in Far Rockaway, NY. The target audience is women residents of the Rockaway Peninsula in Southern Queens. The library is working in collaboration with the Association of Black Cardiologists, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital Center, AIDS Center of Queens County, and Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

The Health Conference will provide much needed information and resources on health topics that are relevant to our customers in the Rockaways. In addition to offering information sessions led by medical and health experts, library staff and our partners will distribute a range of health education materials, including those available through NN/LM.      

Medical Library Project Awards (Request for Proposal)

Collaboration: A Simple Recipe for Improving Research Productivity in the Community Teaching Hospital

Staten Island University Hospital Medical Library
Staten Island, NY

Project Manager: Yelena Friedman
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $8,100

The project is a collaborative effort between the Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) Medical Library and Department of Research. The goals are to:

  • Improve access to and raise awareness of research resources for the residents and faculty
  • Expand research related educational activities presented by the Medical Library and Department of Research
  • Improve a process of monitoring research publications and scholarly activities and reporting the information to the accrediting bodies through creating an institution-wide tracking system

Promoting Evidence-Based Practice: A Nursing and Library Collaboration

Fournarakis Medical Library
Richmond University Medical Center
Staten Island, NY

Project Manager: Andrea Rudner
Period of Performance: July 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $15,000

The librarian and nursing administration will join forces to create a Nursing Education Council, whose mission will be to raise the level of nursing scholarship and increase evidence-based practice at RUMC. The council will launch dual initiatives simultaneously:

  1. The librarian will travel with a mobile library cart containing a laptop, an iPad tablet pre-loaded with nursing resources and apps, and a selection of nursing print journals and books, to each nursing floor for interactive workshops on librarian services, library resources, and literature searching using nursing and medical databases.
  2. A cohort of nurses will be recruited to develop and execute several nursing research projects to be presented at Nursing Research Day in March 2015, which will be hosted by RUMC and co-sponsored by Sigma-Theta Tau and area nursing schools. This cohort of nurses will be mentored in research practices by the librarian and other medical and information professionals.
  3. Additionally, a speaker’s series highlighting the work of professionals engaged in nursing scholarship and evidence-based practice will be organized and open to all nurses.

Outreach to Consumers (Request for Proposal)

Cooking for Good Health and Happiness

Laurel Public Library
Laurel, DE

Project Manager: Wendy Roberts
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $1,500

This interactive program will introduce older adults to healthy cooking techniques and free online health information resources. Targeting people with obesity, diabetes and other weight-management concerns, a series of three, two-hour sessions will begin with a demonstration of how to prepare at least two recipes for healthy weight loss. A certified chef will show how to use nutritious ingredients and low-fat, low-sodium cooking techniques. Each session will conclude with a thirty-minute computer-based demonstration of how to find reliable health information online, focusing on what is available through MedlinePlus. Limited to twenty, participants will receive individualized instruction in healthy cooking and accessing online health information, from three highly qualified professionals.

Health Literacy and Positive Youth Development: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Advance African Development , Inc. (AAD)
Pittsburgh, PA

Project Manager: Annamore Matambanadzo
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $15,000

Advance African Development Inc. (AAD) seeks to implement a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and multi-year school-based intergenerational health literacy and service learning program at two participating Pittsburgh Public Schools in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. AAD’s health literacy program is a school-based intervention being implemented during Health I & II class periods at participating Pittsburgh Public School District’s 6-12th grade schools. Helping students stay healthy and developing their critical thinking and problem solving skills is foundational to the mission of schools. AAD wishes to support this mission through a train-the-trainer model program which will utilize university/college student volunteers as facilitators and mentors. Additionally, local community members with relevant health-related expertise will serve as guest facilitators and presenters for the health literacy program.

Empowering Diabetic and Cardiac Disease patients with Quality Health Information Instruction

Kaleida Health Sciences Libraries, Buffalo General Medical Center, Kaleida Health
Buffalo, NY

Project Manager: Keith C. Mages
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $8,779.14

The goal of the Outreach to Consumers project is for Kaleida Health librarians to teach diabetic patients, being treated at Buffalo General Medical Center’s (BGMC) Heart & Lung Center (HLC) how to access, evaluate and use quality internet-based health information resources. The instructional outcomes will be measured through the use of pre- and post-tests, one month follow-up questionnaires, and a visitor’s log to record follow-up information seeking activities in the Wellness Center Library (WCL). Kaleida Health Sciences Libraries propose purchasing six tablet computers and accompanying accessories to accomplish this goal. The tablet computers will enable the librarians to conduct an educational intervention, based upon a pre-set curriculum, with patients being seen in the HLC. Librarians will meet with the patients in the HLC and will work with participants individually or in small groups based on the patients’ schedules. The educational intervention will focus on the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus website, as well as the websites of national health organizations such as the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

Technology and Your Health – A Program for Low Income, Underserved Youth

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Project Manager: Aliya Durham
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $9,622

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh proposes to work with the Pitt Science Outreach program this summer (2014) to offer a new 6-week program called Technology and Your Health at 4 of our Ys and at the Homewood-Brushton YWCA. This program’s goal is to interest youth in 4th-6th grade, from low income, underserved areas in (1) learning about science and health, (2)becoming comfortable with the increased use of technology in all aspects of our lives, (3)learning how to access and interpret health information on the web, using National Library of Medicine resources, and (4) learning how to design, test, and analyze scientific questions using information learned from web resources. The hope is that at the end of the 6-week program youth will have a better understanding of how science and technology can positively affect their everyday life, know more about healthy lifestyle choices, and be equipped to find new information on the web at any time using National Library of Medicine resources.

Just for the Health of It Goes Mobile

East Brunswick Public Library
East Brunswick, NJ

Project Manager: Karen T. Parry
Period of Performance: June 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $5,088

The East Brunswick Public Library is requesting funding to mobilize it’s Just for the Health of It initiative with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to promote health literacy among new immigrants, indigent populations, and groups by visiting these populations where they convene.  Both schools have requested that the East Brunswick Public Library’s certified team of consumer health librarians participate at offsite events such as health fairs; collaborative outreach projects alongside medical students; blood drives; and hospital support groups. By partnering with medical students and hospital personnel, the library can expand the Just for the Health of It initiative by teaching both health consumers and health providers how to access quality health information via the http://www.wellinks.org health portal, in order to better serve the underserved populations that do not frequent the library.

Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training

Atlantic County Library Foundation
Mays Landing, NJ

Project Manager: Elizabeth Bliss
Period of Performance: October 20-24, 2014
Amount of Funding: $3,296

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor Training is an intensive, 5-day course, designed to instruct and certify mental health professionals and laypeople with a strong interest/background in mental health to train employees of public institutions (such as police officers, service organizations, churches, schools) and other community members in MHFA.  The Project Manager will take the instructor training with the goal of offering training to NJ public librarians.

Mental Health First Aid for Library Staff

New Jersey State Library
Trenton, NJ

Project Manager: Jennifer Podolsky
Period of Performance: July 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $15,000

To provide New Jersey library staff with mental health literacy tools and resources to deal calmly and effectively with customers who may be suffering from stress or mental health issues in their lives. This encompasses both the quality of the service to the customers and providing support for the library staff members. This activity falls under the focal areas of “Professional Development and Self-Care” identified in our recent statewide planning for New Jersey libraries.  The NJ State Library will partner with the Mental Health Association of New Jersey to provide Mental Health First Aid trainings to public library staff throughout the state of New Jersey.

Outreach to Health Professionals (Request for Proposal)

Enhancing Access to Mental Health Information for Health Professionals in Northeastern Pennsylvania

The Commonwealth Medical College
Scranton, PA

Project Manager: Joanne M. Muellenbach
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $15,000

The Outreach to Health Professionals Award will allow The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) to design, deliver and/or sponsor, one or two sessions in support of a regional Mental Health Symposium focused on specialized populations for health professionals throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Symposium would be offered in the Spring 2015, in order to improve health professionals’ access to high quality mental health information and to support the Award goals. At least five mental health information training sessions would be designed for health professionals throughout our 16-county region. Sessions would be held at TCMC regional campuses in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport, as well as in East Stroudsburg and Sayre during the contract year. We would also invite librarians and other public service professionals to attend the regional training sessions. In addition, the TCMC Library would purchase a core collection of carefully-selected mental health titles with a focus on the specialized populations and promote them to health professionals throughout our region.

Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia

Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA

Project Manager: Rebecca May-Cole
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $11,440

The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition (PBHAC), a statewide alliance of individuals and organizations concerned about the unmet behavioral health (i.e. mental health and substance use disorder) needs of older adults across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, provides advocacy, assistance, education, resolution, and collaboration, as well as identifying gaps in the behavioral health and aging service systems and collecting data. Our staff and Board of Directors are proud to propose a one-day training seminar “Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia.” This program will be a statewide opportunity for mental health providers; such as psychologists, family therapists, psychiatric nurses, and social workers; as well as other individuals who work with older adults such as directors of Area Agencies on Aging, aging care managers, service coordinators, and others; to understand the psychiatric issues that can occur when an individual has a dementia diagnosis. We plan to hold the “Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia” seminar in November of 2014 to coincide with National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month.

Assessment of the Online Health Information Needs of Medical Providers Working in Urban and Rural Underserved Areas

Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Project Manager: Lynne L. Williams
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $14,868

As the volume of health information proliferates at an ever-increasing pace, medical providers working with patients must stay abreast of the changes. In this era of web-based information, we seek to understand where providers are searching for the latest information about topics that pertain to patient care. We also seek to understand the training needs of providers around web-based health information. We will complete a needs assessment of providers working in urban and rural underserved practices. Based on the responses to the assessment and in collaboration with the staff at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR), we will develop training materials and a training program to meet the providers’ needs.

Skype Your Medical Librarian: Linking North County Critical Access Hospitals

Samaritan Medical Center, Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library
Watertown, NY

Project Manager: Michael K. Chartrand
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $10,837

The Skype Your Medical Librarian project will be administered by the staff of the Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library / Hospital Services Library Program. This plan calls for the purchase of seven laptop computers, one for each of the six critical access hospital within the scope of this project and one laptop to be shared among the three medical librarians answering patron video reference questions via Skype from the Hunter-Rice Library at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, New York.

Outreach to Librarians, Health Professions Faculty, and Students in Health Sciences programs at Community Colleges: a Partnership between Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) and SUNY Dutchess, SUNY Orange, SUNY Rockland, SUNY Sullivan, and SUNY Ulster

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC)
Highland, NY

Project Manager: Patricia Carroll-Mathes
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $15,000

The Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) is planning to partner with five community colleges in the Mid-Hudson Valley to expand the access to, and use of National Library of Medicine health information resources by health practitioners in the region. A combination of education and training for community college reference and instruction librarians will extend this awareness to health professions faculty and students, using a Train-the Trainer approach. The outreach to faculty and students will take place during the 2014-2015 academic year through college specific plans which will target health professions students in general, but especially graduating students so they will be better prepared to transition to the workplace and support ongoing education and professional information needs.

Clinical eCompanion: Information for Primary Care

Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Project Manager: Charlie Wessel
Period of Performance: October 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 (Base Year) / May 1 - July 30, 2015 (Option Year)
Amount of Funding: Base Year: $29,996 / Option Year: $3,814

Funds will support the validation of an information tool, “Clinical eCompanion: Information for Primary Care,” to answer clinicians’ patient care questions at the point of care. This validation project is the third and final phase in the development of this information tool.

The impetus for developing this tool is to maximize the use of freely available, relevant, Web-based clinical resources with a larger aim to assist in reducing information chaos in the community healthcare setting by ensuring that the “necessary information is available and presented in a useable manner at the right time.” The intended target audience for the tool is primary care health professionals practicing in a variety of community health care settings that lack access to a medical library, librarian and/or where expensive licensed information tools and resources are cost prohibitive. Previous studies have demonstrated the types of clinical resources utilized in primary care and helped to guide in the tool development.

Technology Improvement (Request for Proposal)

The Work of a Country Doctor: Digitizing the Notebooks, Photographs, and Ephemera of Dr. H.T. Jackson

University at Buffalo, Health Sciences Library
Buffalo, NY

Project Manager: Keith C. Mages
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $2,198.55

The Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection, of the University at Buffalo’s (UB) Health Sciences Library, proposes to digitize unique components of our recently acquired collection of Dr. H.T. Jackson (1846-1926), an upstate New York physician who practiced in the rural village of Verona, NY during the late 19th century. This project will enable the purchase of an overhead scanner and laptop computer to make digitally available the notebooks, photographs, and ephemera of Dr. Jackson, an 1881 graduate of UB’s medical school and a country doctor whose professional life was inseparable from the community in which he lived. Although a small collection, these objects, when made available through the University Libraries’ Digital Collections can help viewers gain unique perspective into the education received, the daily activities preformed, and the challenges implicit in the practice of turn-of-the-20th century rural medicine.

Bridging the Gap:  Using Technology to Increase Older Adults’ Health Literacy Skills

Marian Sutherland Kirby Library
Mountain Top, PA

Project Manager: Gemma Williams
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $3,200

The Marian Sutherland Kirby Library is seeking to fund two computers designed for use by older adults with a large print keyboard, large touchscreen monitors, a mouse designed for older adults, and headphones to help block noise and increase hearing capability.  By adding two computers designed for seniors with hearing and visual impairments, the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library will be addressing the technology needs of older adults and increasing older adult’s access to online health information.  Library staff will provide scheduled one-on-one training sessions with older adult patrons that focus on (1) basic use of the computers, (2) finding and using reliable online health information resources such as Pillbox, NIHSeniorHealth, and MedlinePlus, and (3) evaluating the reliability and safety of health information websites.

Tablets and Apps for On-the-Go Healthcare Practitioners

Health Sciences Library, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ

Project Manager: Micki Mcintyre
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding:  $9,987

Access to, and knowledge of, the latest technology allows our health care professionals to offer the best patient care possible. Our students, faculty and house-staff need an opportunity to be educated about and to evaluate mobile devices and apps to determine which best meet their clinical information needs. We will do this by allowing them to sample current technology across platforms; by providing expert guidance to quality apps for clinical care and productivity; by creating educational videos for on-demand training; by providing in-person one-on-one training; and hosting technology fairs on campus, int eh library and at the primary teaching hospitals served by the medical school.

Going Green, Going Mobile, Going Kiosky:  Enhancing Reference Services for LIU Brooklyn Students

Brooklyn Campus Library, Long Island University
Brooklyn, NY

Project Manager: Gloria Willson
Period of Performance: May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Amount of Funding: $10,000

We are submitting this proposal for additional new technology to our current offering of computer access and reference services. In alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan goals to improve the student experience, to improve graduation and retention rates, and to make LIU a “greener” and more sustainable operation, the LIU Brooklyn Library is requesting “Reference Kiosks,” a book scanner with multiple file management and transfer capabilities, and a laptop for extending reference services outside the library through the pilot of our Roaming Reference service.

Professional Development Awards (Award Announcement)

Health Literacy Institute
June 2-5, 2013

Pinnacle Health at Community General
Harrisburg, PA
Project Manager: Helen Houpt
Amount of Funding: $959

This award will support Helen Houpt from Pinnacle Health System to attend the Health Literacy Institute in Freeport, Maine on June 2-5, 2013.

Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians
August 6-9, 2013

Penn State Hershey - George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library
Hershey, PA
Project Manager: Elaine Dean
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Award funds will support Elaine Dean, Penn State Hershey - George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library to attend an intensive, three-day course:  Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians.

MAC Annual Meeting, Renaissance on the Rivers
October 13-15, 2013

MidAtlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC MLA)
Raleigh, NC
Project Manager: Nancy Tannery
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Award funds will be used by the MidAtlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association to support speaker fees for the 2013 MAC Annual Meeting held in Pittsburgh, PA.

Consumer Genetics Conference
September 25-27, 2013

University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System
Pittsburgh, PA
Project Manager: Carrie L. Iwema
Amount of Funding: $1,462

Award funds will support Carrie Iwema, University of Pittsburgh – Health Sciences Library System to attend the Consumer Genetics Conference that draws together a dynamic community of scientists, clinicians, technology innovators, and patients to discuss the burning issues around the analysis and delivery of genomics results directly to patients and consumers.

Computers in Libraries 2014
April 7-9, 2014

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Elizabeth, NJ
Project Manager: Elisabeth Marrapodi
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will support Elisabeth Marrapodi from Trinitas Regional Medical Center to attend the Computer in Libraries 2014 conference, Washington, DC, April 7-9, 2014.

Demystifying Molecular Biology
September 30, 2013

New York –New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association (NY-NJ MLA)
Garden City, NY
Project Manager: Aditi Bandyopadhyay
Amount of Funding: $805

Funding will support the New York –New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association to host the CE, Demystifying Molecular Biology for its members on September 30, 2013.

Aligning Efforts to Improve Community and Public Health
October 16, 2013

Pennsylvania Public Health Association
Philadelphia, PA
Project Manager: Jessica Boyer
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will support up to 30 public health students to attend the 2013 Pennsylvania Public Health Association and Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Annual Conference, Aligning Efforts to Improve Community and Public Health to be held on October 16, 2013 in Harrisburg, PA.

Professional Development:  Communicating Clinically
October 16-18, 2013

UNYOC MLA
Buffalo, NY
Project Manager: Grace Di Virgilio
Amount of Funding: $1,478.12

Award funds will be used by the UNYOC Chapter of the Medical Library Association to support instructor fees for Julia Esparza, Communicating Clinically, 4 MLA CEs.  Funds will be used to offer this CE at a subsidized rate.  The CE takes place during the 2013 UNYOC annual meeting, October 16-18, 2013, Fairport, NY.

Professional Development:  MAC/MLA Annual Meeting, Renaissance on the Rivers
October 13-15, 2013

The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Project Manager: Elizabeth Grace
Amount of Funding: $340

Funding will support Elizabeth Grace from The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh to attend the MAC/MLA Annual Meeting, Renaissance on the Rivers, October 13-15, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Professional Development:  Winner of MAR National Medical Library Month Contest
December 14, 2013 – April 30, 2014

PinnacleHealth Hospitals (part of PinnacleHealth System)
Harrisburg, PA
Project Managers: Jade Herbst and Laurie Schwing
Amount of Funding: $1,500

As the recipient of the MAR National Medical Librarian month – Share your Story Contest, this award will support registration and airfare for MLA 2014 in Chicago, IL.

Professional Development:  Evidence-Based Librarianship in Practice
March 24, 2014

Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC)
Syracuse, NY
Project Managers: Debby Emerson
Amount of Funding: $1,400

This course is taught by Lorie Kloda, MLIS, AHIP, PhD. The purpose of the course is to introduce the tenets of evidence-based library and information practice to all library practitioners and to demonstrate tools and strategies for applying evidence in practice. The course will look beyond the formal evidence-based practice (EBP) model and place evidence within the context of real-world decision making. The course will consist of a lecture introducing the purpose and process of evidence-based library and information practice followed by structured activities designed to demonstrate this process. Participants will engage in a large group discussion of barriers and enablers to evidence-based practice as well as small group activities analyzing case studies. The course will also draw on published literature, including the “Using Evidence in Practice” series in the journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, as models of real-world successful implementation of the EBP process.

CLRC has tentatively scheduled this class for March 24, 2014 to be held at the CLRC headquarters in Syracuse, NY. This is a full-day workshop. The intended audience is hospital and health sciences librarians in upstate New York. CLRC is partnering with neighboring library councils in Rochester, Ithaca, Albany and Northern NY to attract the widest possible audience for this program.

Professional Development:  Systematic Review on the Schuylkill
April 24, 2014

Medical Library Association Philadelphia Regional Chapter (MLA-Phil)
Philadelphia, PA
Project Manager: Jenny Pierce
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funds will support “Introduction to Systematic Review for Librarians” taught by the course’s creator, Susan Fowler, AHIP.  This course is in support of the MLA Strategic Goal for Life-Long Learning and MLA President Dixie Jones’ goal of creating an environment for research in librarianship.

The course will be offered as part of a full day meeting on systematic review (SR) for MLA-Phil members.  The chapter hopes to give members the tools to start SR services at their institutions and consider research themselves.  We hope to present a very practical workshop that will allow members to understand the complexity of the SR process and show that they can be an integral part of the SR at their institution.

Professional Development:  Rowan University - Systematic Review Workshop
April 7-9, 2014

Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ
Project Manager: Jenny Pierce
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will support Jenny Pierce from Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine to attend the “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians Workshop” that will be taking place April 7-9 in Pittsburgh, PA and is sponsored by Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh.

Professional Development:  HSLANJ - Embedded and Empowered: Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship
April 3, 2014

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ)
Princeton, NJ
Project Manager: Robert T. Mackes
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will provide support for the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey(HSLANJ) to offer the CE, "Embedded and Empowered: Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship" taught by Courtney Mlinar during the spring board meeting.  Participants will learn how to improve or build new relationships and become an integral part of the curriculum, event, or program of study.

PubMed for Trainers (Stony Brook)
June 17-26, 2014

Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library
Stony Brook, NY
Project Manager: Michael Bailou Huang
Amount of Funding: $1,058

Funding will support Michael Huang, Stonybrook University Health Sciences Library, to attend the PubMed for Trainers course in Bethesda, MD on June 26, 2014.

PubMed for Trainers (Eastern University)
June 17-26, 2014

Eastern University, Warner Memorial Library
St. Davids, PA
Project Manager: Mark D. Puterbaugh
Amount of Funding: $670

Funding will support Mark Puterbaugh, Eastern University to attend the PubMed for Trainers course in Bethesda, MD on June 26, 2014.

2014 MAC-MLA Annual Meeting, From Old to New: Historic Foundations to Unimaginable Frontiers
October 19-22, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC-MLA)
Chapel Hill, NC
Project Manager: Carolyn Biglow
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Award funds will help support the cost of CE instructors for the 2014 MAC-MLA Annual Meeting, "From Old to New: Historic Foundations to Unimaginable Frontiers" and reduce rates for class participants.

Embedded and Empowered: Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship
July 25-26, 2014

Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC)
Syracuse, NY
Project Manager: Deirdre Joyce
Amount of Funding: $1,498

Funds will support CLRC to offer LRC a full-day workshop on Embedded Librarianship to hospital and health sciences librarians in upstate New York.  CLRC will work through the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. to attract the widest possible audience.

A View to the Future: Policy and Practice Impacts on Community and Public Health
October 2, 2014

Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA)
Philadelphia, PA
Project Manager: Jessica Boyer
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will support up to 30 public health students to attend the 2014 Pennsylvania Public Health Association and Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Annual Conference, A View to the Future: Policy and Practice Impacts on Community and Public Health in State College, PA.

Professional Development:  National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries
November 4, 2014

Scranton Public Library
Scranton, PA
Project Manager: Michele M. Legate
Amount of Funding: $328.94

Funds will support the District Consultant at Scranton Public Library to attend the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries.  This information will then be disseminated to over 30 libraries within 5 counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Professional development:  United States Conference on African Immigrant Health (USCAIH 2014)-Health Behaviors of the African Diaspora: Culture, Integration, Migration
September 19-21, 2014

Coalition of African and Caribbean Communities (AFRICOM) Scranton Public Library
Philadelphia, PA
Project Manager: Eric Edi and Antoinette Ghartey
Amount of Funding: $1,900

Funding will support 2 members of Coalition of African and Caribbean Communities (AFRICOM) to attend the United States Conference on African Immigrant Health (USCAIH 2014)-Health Behaviors of the African Diaspora: Culture, Integration, and Migration being held in Pittsburgh, PA.

Professional development:  UCSC Genome Browser 2-Day Training
December 4-5, 2014

Health Sciences Library System / Molecular Biology Information Service (MBIS)
Pittsburgh, PA
Project Manager: Carrie Iwema
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funds will support the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System to host Dr. Robert Kuhn, Associate Director of the UCSC Genome Browser for two days of workshops on the use and applications of the Browser.  Workshops will be open at no cost to librarians and researchers, and suitable for all levels of experience from complete novice to experienced user.  More information about the UCSC Genome Browser workshop program is available:  https://genome.ucsc.edu/training.html

Professional Development #2:  National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries
November 4, 2014

Springdale Free Public Library
Springdale, PA
Project Manager: Janet Tyree
Amount of Funding: $277

Funds will support the Library Director at Springdale Free Public Library to attend the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries. 

Professional Development #3:  National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries
November 4, 2014

North Pocono Public Library
Moscow, PA
Project Manager: Susan Jeffery
Amount of Funding: $330

Funds will support the Library Director at North Pocono Public Library to attend the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries. 

Professional Development #4:  National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries
November 4, 2014

Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA)
Pittsburgh, PA
Project Manager: Terri Blanchette
Amount of Funding: $195.68

Funds will support the Community Partnerships Coordinator of the ACLA to attend the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries. Lessons will be applied to reach 70 library locations within Allegheny County.

Professional Development #5:  National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries
November 4, 2014

Luzerne County Library System
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Project Manager: Richard Miller
Amount of Funding: $280.20

Funds will support the Library Director for the Osterhout Free Library and System Administrator for the Luzerne County Library System, a 10-member library system to attend the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries.

Professional Development #6:  National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries
November 4, 2014

Green Free Library
Wellsboro, PA
Project Manager: Leslie A. Wishard
Amount of Funding: $323.43

Funds will support the Library Director for a rural library in Tioga County, PA to attend the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries.

Professional Development #7:  National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries
November 4, 2014

Westmoreland County Federated Library System
Greensburg, PA
Project Manager: Kathy Miller and Jamie Falo
Amount of Funding: $337.80

Funds will support staff at the Westmoreland County Federated Library System to attend the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit:  Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries.

Professional Development:  Winner of the 2014 MAR National Medical Library Month Contest
January 1 - April 30, 2015

Excela Health Latrobe Hospital
Latrobe, PA
Project Manager: Marilyn L. Daniels
Amount of Funding: $1,500

As the recipient of the 2014 MAR National Medical Librarian month – Share your Story Contest, this award will support registration and airfare for MLA 2015 in Austin, TX.

Professional Development:  Racing Towards the Future: 50 Golden Years of UNYOC 1964-2014
October 22, 2014

Upstate New York/Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association (UNYOC/MLA)
Saratoga Springs, NY
Project Manager: Grace Di Virgilio
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funds will support CE offerings for health sciences librarians at the 2014 UNYOC Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Professional Development:  Library Preparedness and Response - Active Shooter Training
April 8, 2015

James V. Brown Library
Williamsport, PA
Project Manager: June Houghtaling
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funds will support James V. Brown Library to host Active Shooter training for libraries across Pennsylvania.  The goal of this training is to foster a culture of readiness in school, academic, and public libraries.  Sorensen and Wilder Associates will develop a training program addressing safety training and reacting to violent situations suited specifically to libraries. Library staff and board members will gain knowledge about how to deal with a potential or actual shooter, leading to better policies and procedures to keep the general public safe.

Professional Development:  Systematic Reviews: The Role of the Librarian
April 7, 2015

Central New York Library Resources Council
Syracuse, NY
Project Manager: Matthew Kopel
Amount of Funding: $825

Funds will support the Central NY Library Resource Council to host a one-day workshop, “Systematic Reviews: The Role of the Librarian.”  The course will be taught by Margaret J. Foster, Associate Professor, Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator, Texas A&M University. Foster is a renowned expert on the subject, and is skilled in teaching to professional librarian audiences.

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to systematic reviews with the focus on the role of the librarian, including practical advice, standards, and tools for each step of the review.

Professional Development:  Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians – (Albert Einstein)
April 13-15, 2015

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Project Manager: Nancy Glassman
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funds will support attendance for one librarian at the Systematic Review Workshop (http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/systematicreview/) held at the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh from Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (2.5 days, 20 MLA CE credits.)

The workshop covers the librarian’s role in the systematic review process, and emphasizes the successful completion of the literature search. It is designed to help medical librarians “acquire the core knowledge needed to collaborate in the conduct of systematic reviews, technology effectiveness reports, comparative effectiveness research, or any other scholarly or clinical activity requiring comprehensive literature searches.”

Exhibitor Awards (Award Announcement)

Health Literacy Institute
June 2-5, 2013

Pinnacle Health at Community General
Harrisburg, PA
Project Manager: Helen Houpt
Amount of Funding: $959

This award will support Helen Houpt from Pinnacle Health System to attend the Health Literacy Institute in Freeport, Maine on June 2-5, 2013.

Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians
August 6-9, 2013

Penn State Hershey - George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library
Hershey, PA
Project Manager: Elaine Dean
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Award funds will support Elaine Dean, Penn State Hershey - George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library to attend an intensive, three-day course:  Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians.

MAC Annual Meeting, Renaissance on the Rivers
October 13-15, 2013

MidAtlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC MLA)
Raleigh, NC
Project Manager: Nancy Tannery
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Award funds will be used by the MidAtlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association to support speaker fees for the 2013 MAC Annual Meeting held in Pittsburgh, PA.

Consumer Genetics Conference
September 25-27, 2013

University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System
Pittsburgh, PA
Project Manager: Carrie L. Iwema
Amount of Funding: $1,462

Award funds will support Carrie Iwema, University of Pittsburgh – Health Sciences Library System to attend the Consumer Genetics Conference that draws together a dynamic community of scientists, clinicians, technology innovators, and patients to discuss the burning issues around the analysis and delivery of genomics results directly to patients and consumers.

Computers in Libraries 2014
April 7-9, 2014

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Elizabeth, NJ
Project Manager: Elisabeth Marrapodi
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will support Elisabeth Marrapodi from Trinitas Regional Medical Center to attend the Computer in Libraries 2014 conference, Washington, DC, April 7-9, 2014.

Demystifying Molecular Biology
September 30, 2013

New York –New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association (NY-NJ MLA)
Garden City, NY
Project Manager: Aditi Bandyopadhyay
Amount of Funding: $805

Funding will support the New York –New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association to host the CE, Demystifying Molecular Biology for its members on September 30, 2013.

Aligning Efforts to Improve Community and Public Health
October 16, 2013

Pennsylvania Public Health Association
Philadelphia, PA
Project Manager: Jessica Boyer
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will support up to 30 public health students to attend the 2013 Pennsylvania Public Health Association and Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Annual Conference, Aligning Efforts to Improve Community and Public Health to be held on October 16, 2013 in Harrisburg, PA.

Professional Development:  Communicating Clinically
October 16-18, 2013

UNYOC MLA
Buffalo, NY
Project Manager: Grace Di Virgilio
Amount of Funding: $1,478.12

Award funds will be used by the UNYOC Chapter of the Medical Library Association to support instructor fees for Julia Esparza, Communicating Clinically, 4 MLA CEs.  Funds will be used to offer this CE at a subsidized rate.  The CE takes place during the 2013 UNYOC annual meeting, October 16-18, 2013, Fairport, NY.

Professional Development:  MAC/MLA Annual Meeting, Renaissance on the Rivers
October 13-15, 2013

The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Project Manager: Elizabeth Grace
Amount of Funding: $340

Funding will support Elizabeth Grace from The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh to attend the MAC/MLA Annual Meeting, Renaissance on the Rivers, October 13-15, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Professional Development:  Winner of MAR National Medical Library Month Contest
December 14, 2013 – April 30, 2014

PinnacleHealth Hospitals (part of PinnacleHealth System)
Harrisburg, PA
Project Managers: Jade Herbst and Laurie Schwing
Amount of Funding: $1,500

As the recipient of the MAR National Medical Librarian month – Share your Story Contest, this award will support registration and airfare for MLA 2014 in Chicago, IL.

Professional Development:  Evidence-Based Librarianship in Practice
March 24, 2014

Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC)
Syracuse, NY
Project Managers: Debby Emerson
Amount of Funding: $1,400

This course is taught by Lorie Kloda, MLIS, AHIP, PhD. The purpose of the course is to introduce the tenets of evidence-based library and information practice to all library practitioners and to demonstrate tools and strategies for applying evidence in practice. The course will look beyond the formal evidence-based practice (EBP) model and place evidence within the context of real-world decision making. The course will consist of a lecture introducing the purpose and process of evidence-based library and information practice followed by structured activities designed to demonstrate this process. Participants will engage in a large group discussion of barriers and enablers to evidence-based practice as well as small group activities analyzing case studies. The course will also draw on published literature, including the “Using Evidence in Practice” series in the journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, as models of real-world successful implementation of the EBP process.

CLRC has tentatively scheduled this class for March 24, 2014 to be held at the CLRC headquarters in Syracuse, NY. This is a full-day workshop. The intended audience is hospital and health sciences librarians in upstate New York. CLRC is partnering with neighboring library councils in Rochester, Ithaca, Albany and Northern NY to attract the widest possible audience for this program.

Professional Development:  Systematic Review on the Schuylkill
April 24, 2014

Medical Library Association Philadelphia Regional Chapter (MLA-Phil)
Philadelphia, PA
Project Manager: Jenny Pierce
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funds will support “Introduction to Systematic Review for Librarians” taught by the course’s creator, Susan Fowler, AHIP.  This course is in support of the MLA Strategic Goal for Life-Long Learning and MLA President Dixie Jones’ goal of creating an environment for research in librarianship.

The course will be offered as part of a full day meeting on systematic review (SR) for MLA-Phil members.  The chapter hopes to give members the tools to start SR services at their institutions and consider research themselves.  We hope to present a very practical workshop that will allow members to understand the complexity of the SR process and show that they can be an integral part of the SR at their institution.

Professional Development:  Rowan University - Systematic Review Workshop
April 7-9, 2014

Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ
Project Manager: Jenny Pierce
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will support Jenny Pierce from Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine to attend the “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians Workshop” that will be taking place April 7-9 in Pittsburgh, PA and is sponsored by Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh.

Professional Development:  HSLANJ - Embedded and Empowered: Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship
April 3, 2014

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ)
Princeton, NJ
Project Manager: Robert T. Mackes
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will provide support for the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey(HSLANJ) to offer the CE, "Embedded and Empowered: Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship" taught by Courtney Mlinar during the spring board meeting.  Participants will learn how to improve or build new relationships and become an integral part of the curriculum, event, or program of study.

Exhibitor:  Rome Memorial Hospital Mental Health Conference
October 10, 2014

Central NY Library Resources Council
Syracuse, NY
Project Manager: Angela Thor

Funds will support the circuit librarian for the Central NY Library Resource Council to exhibit and promote NLM resources at the Rome Memorial Hospital Mental Health Conference in NY.

Exhibitor:  National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter 2014 Health and Wellness Fair
September 25-26, 2014

The Capital District Library Council
Albany, NY
Project Manager: Christopher Tosh

Funds will support The Capital District Library Council to exhibit and promote NLM resources at the National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter 2014 Health and Wellness Fair.

Exhibitor:  Eastern Psychological Association, 86th EPA Meeting
March 5-7, 2015

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai at Elmhurst Hospital Center
Elmhurst, NY
Project Manager: Sheryl Ramer Gesoff

Funds will support booth fees and travel costs to exhibit at the 86th Eastern Psychological Association Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on March 5-7, 2015.

Continuation Awards

Electronic Licensing

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ)
Princeton, NJ

Project Managers: Robb T. Mackes, Barbara S. Reich, and Robin D. Siegel
Amount of Funding: $10,000
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

For 12 years, the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Group Licensing Initiative (GLI) has been working with hospital libraries to provide access to quality and authoritative knowledge based information resources at reduced prices.  Since 2010, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) has provided financial awards to assist the GLI with various aspects of the business of managing the GLI.  Monies have been used to pay for legal work, public relations, database programming, salaries and exhibit costs.  As we embark on year five, award monies will be used to implement a secondary phase of marketing and public relations.  Funding will support the professional creation of social media outlets to give the GLI a presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as well as a series of electronic newsletters.  Additionally, the project manager will be supported to attend a new group of meetings with local consortia in PA and NY.