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MedlinePlus® Go Local Subcontract - Recipients

2006-2011 Contract

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Year Four - May 2009 to April 2011


Recipient: University of Wisconsin Madison (Ebling Library), Madison, WI
Project Director: Ulrike Dieterle
Project Title: Wisconsin Go Local
Amount: $25,000
Start/End Date: February 2010 to January 2011
Phone: 608-262-8025

Description: This project will provide statewide access to online directories of health information searchable by health category, county, city and zip code.


Recipient: Wayne State University(Shiffman Medical Library), Detroit, MI
Project Director: Linda Draper
Project Title: Michigan Health Go Local
Amount: $25,000
Start/End Date: January 2010 to December 2010
Phone: 313-577-8943

Description: This project is to increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus and Michigan Health Go Local by all Michigan citizens to help with addressing their health information needs.

Year Two - May 2007 to April 2008


Recipient: Harley E French Library of the Health Sciences, University of North Dakota
Project Director: Judith L. Rieke
Project Title: Go Local North Dakota
Amount: $25,000
Start/End Date: October 2007 to September 2008
Phone: 701-777-4129

Description: The Harley E French Library of the Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences proposes to implement a state wide Go Local North Dakota project in partnership with its clinical campus librarians. These partner libraries will build collaboration with other entities in the development and promotion of resources. These entities will include libraries, public health agencies, academic centers, and other organizations. Stakeholders identified include unique demographic groups and institutions. We anticipate cooperation with the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, and the Wegner Center, Sioux Falls, as they develop their Go Local project in South Dakota. Special areas of consideration will be resources that encompass the Dakotas and the American Indian reservations that reach across state boundaries.

The project is built upon a framework of partnership and collaboration with varied enterprises. This cooperation will strengthen the project by sharing expertise and resources. Ideally, participation by a broad range of entities will interject creativity into collection building and promotion from the different perspectives represented. Cooperation will also serve to increase the project's visibility among special groups and help to ensure that services are relevant to them. Collaborators have been selected with specific groups in mind: the general public, library users, healthcare providers and consumers, Native Americans, rural populations, the foreign born, and the elderly.


Recipient: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Project Director: Chris Shaffer
Project Title: Iowa Go Local Project
Amount: $25,000
Start/End Date: September 2007 to August 2008
Phone: 319-335-6928

Description: The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences proposes to implement a state-wide Go Local Iowa project in partnership with the University of Iowa's College of Public Health (CPH) and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) Patients' Library using the NLM hosted Go Local system. Hardin Library will seek involvement in the form of input and promotion form other educational, public health, medical community, and library organizations in the state, including the State Library of Iowa, which coordinates the state's network of public libraries, and the Iowa Department of Public Health, whose mission is to protect and promote the health of all Iowans.

Year One - May 2006 to April 2007


Recipient: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Project Director: Logan Ludwig, PhD
Project Title: Health-E Illinois
Amount: $25,000
Start/End Date: March 2007 to February 2008
Phone: 708-216-5303

Description: The goal of Health-E Illinois is to build a statewide database of local health resources and services for the benefit of individuals using the NLM MedlinePlus system. Objectives to: 1) Create high-quality, user-friendly database of resources and services in Illinois; 2) Positively impact ability of health consumers and practitioners to locate information; 3) Increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus and Health-E Illinois through promotion; 4) Engage librarians, health professionals and organizations to identify health resources; 5) Increase statewide visibility of role of Illinois librarians in linking consumers and practitioners to health information.


Recipient: University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Project Director: Linda Watson, Director, Health Science Libraries
Project Title: My Health Minnesota → Go Local
Amount: $24,960
Start/End Date: October 2006 to September 2007
Phone: 612-626-7039

Description: The objectives of My Health Minnesota → Go Local are to: 1) Create a high-quality, user-friendly database of health resources and services in Minnesota, linked to subjects within MedlinePlus; 2) Positively impact the ability of health consumers and practitioners to locate and access health information and related local health resources and services; 3) Increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus and My Health Minnesota → Go Local, through strong promotion and outreach efforts with libraries and healthcare organizations throughout the state. 4) Engage with other Minnesota librarians, health professionals, and organizations to help identify local health resources that should be included in the database and to increase use of My Health Minnesota → Go Local by libraries and health care organizations throughout the state; 5) Increase statewide visibility and appreciation of the important role played by Minnesota librarians in linking health care consumers and practitioners to the information they need.

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