Phase II of the 2020-2021 NNLM Community Engagement Network Ambassador Program: Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, will build upon the work initiated in 2019-2020 to serve as a vital link between the NNLM Community Engagement Network, public libraries, community organizations, and individuals from underrepresented in biomedical research populations across Marion County, Indiana. Over the next year, a team of experienced health sciences librarians from IUPUI University Library UL, in collaboration with strategic partners including the Indianapolis Public Library IPL, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis IUPUI, and several community non-profits, will plan and host a series of health education and citizen science programs for the public. In partnership with these organizations, we will identify opportunities to exhibit at area community events and health fairs. All of these programs will seek to improve access to health information among marginalized populations by providing health literacy instruction and promoting consumer health information resources developed and made available by the National Library of Medicine NLM. All instructional and informational sessions will include Research Program information to highlight the importance of reliable health information to the Program. IUPUI UL will provide professional library staff to plan and implement these programs within the community, and provide necessary oversight to ensure assessment and positive outcomes.

Project Details

Organization Name

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead

Caitlin Pike

Start Date
May 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
General Public
Adults (19-64 yrs.)