As a resource library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine NNLM, the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library is proposing the establishment of a directory of local health organization's programs and events called the H.O.P.E. Directory. The establishment of this directory will help centralize access to reliable and authoritative local information, raise awareness of the role of resource libraries, and generate collaboration between organizations. The objectives of the project include the creation of a web-based directory using Drupal, the collection of information to populate the directory, promotion to local community-based health organizations along with their patrons and sharing project files widely to generate more H.O.P.E. Directories in other areas. The first year of this project will focus on the collection of data in Tarrant County, followed by surrounding counties in successive years. This project is a part of a long-term strategy for Lewis Library outreach services to become a hub in the North Texas area for connecting the communities and collaborators to quality health information.
University of North Texas Health Science Center - Library