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Ring in 2015 with 8 MLA CEs, a Project Plan, and MAR Funding to Make it Happen!

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

MAR invites applications for our next round of funding opportunities which are due March 13, 2015.  Funding is designed to support our network members, as well as to encourage outreach activities aligned with the NN/LM mission to provide all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve the public’s access to information so they can make informed decisions about their health.

Libraries, information centers, health centers, community- and faith-based organizations, and others providing health information services are encouraged to apply for a variety of awards that:

  • improve health information services
  • increase awareness and access to biomedical information
  • educate and empower consumers to make informed decisions about their health
  • prepare librarians and staff to meet the needs and challenges of the changing healthcare environment

To coincide with this new round of funding, MAR has teamed up with Outreach and Evaluation expert, Cindy Olney, from the NN/LM Outreach and Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) to offer a 4-part webinar series, eligible for up to 8 MLA CEs.

Mapping an Outreach Project:  Start with Information; End with a Plan is designed for anyone who wants to garner support, financial or otherwise, for a new project or service.  You will learn how assessment and evaluation can be effective tools for project planning and proposal writing.  Assessment enables you to gather compelling information about the need and viability of your project.  It also helps you build relationships with potential partners.  Adding evaluation methods to your program plan helps you “begin with the end in mind,” making desired results the centerpiece of your project proposal.  This class will elaborate on information contained in the OERC Planning and Evaluation booklets.

  • Webinar 1:  January 12:  Noon-1:00 pm

Know the factors that influence people to adopt new ideas and technology so you can choose the best strategies for your project

  • Webinar 2:  January 14:  Noon-1:00 pm

Gather information about your target audience that is most effective for planning your project

  • Webinar 3:  January 26:  Noon-1:00 pm

Use a project-planning tool that allows you to logically link resources and activities to desired results

  • Webinar 4:  January 28:  Noon-1:00 pm

Incorporate evaluation into your project and understand how your plan can be expanded into a full project proposal

These classes will be followed by a special 2-hour Grants and Proposal Writing course, offered online February 2nd / 10 am – Noon.

These classes will focus special attention on applications for MAR funding.  However, information presented is relevant to many types of outreach and project proposals.

Research Opportunity for Librarians

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Accepting Proposals December 1, 2014 to February 1, 2015

Do you have a research idea related to librarians and disasters, but don’t know how to start? The William H. Hannon Library will offer 21 librarians instruction in research design and a full year of peer/mentor support to complete a research project at their home institutions. The learning experience, travel to and from Los Angeles, CA, accommodations, and food will be supplied to Scholars free of charge. The summer Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) workshop is supplemented with pre-Institute learning activities and a personal learning network that provides ongoing mentoring. The workshop will be held on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. This year’s workshop will be held on July 13-23, 2015, with arrival on campus on Sunday, July 12, and departure on Friday, July 24. Librarians of all levels of professional experience are welcome to apply with ideas in any library-related topic.

For more information, go to the Call for Proposals: http://irdlonline.org/call-for-proposals/

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Notices

  • Request for Comments on the Draft NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research
    (NOT-OD-15-026) Office of the Director, NIH
  • Reminder for the Extramural Scientific Community: Implementation of the Genomic Data Sharing Policy Begins January 25, 2015
    (NOT-OD-15-027) Office of the Director, NIH
  • Notice of Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy on Shared Animal Welfare Concerns
    (NOT-OD-15-028) Office of the Director, NIH
  • NIH Modification to Guidance on Marking Changes in Resubmission Applications
    (NOT-OD-15-030) Office of the Director, NIH
  • Update: New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After May 25, 2015
    (NOT-OD-15-032) Office of the Director, NIH
  • Notice of an Extension of PAR-12-049 “Cancer Research Education Grants Program (R25)”
    (NOT-CA-15-007)
    National Cancer Institute
  • Notice of Change in Application Due Date for RFA-ES-14-010 “Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (P50)”
    (NOT-ES-15-005)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Technical Assistance Webinar for ES-14-012 “Environmental Influences during Windows of Susceptibility in Breast Cancer Risk (U01)” and ES-14-011 “Coordinating Center for the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (U01)”
    (NOT-ES-15-006)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Notice of Change in Application Due Dates for PAR-13-280 “Support of NIGMS Program Project Grants (P01 )”
    (NOT-GM-14-135)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Notice of NHGRI Participation in PA-14-015 “Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32)” and Establishment of New Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetic and Genomic Research
    (NOT-HG-15-004)
    National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Notice of Additional Due Date and Correction for RFA-HG-14-005 “Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active Institutional Training Grants (T32)”
    (NOT-HG-15-009)
    National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Notice of Additional Due Date and Correction for RFA-HG-14-006 “Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active NLM Institutional Training Grants in Biomedical Informatics (T15)”
    (NOT-HG-15-010)
    National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Notice of Change to Instructions for Senior/Key Personnel in the Overall and Project Components of PAR-13-316 “NHLBI Program Project Applications (P01)”
    (NOT-HL-14-242)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Notice of Participation of NIMHD in PAR-14-260 “Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01)”
    (NOT-MD-15-002)
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Request for Information (RFI): Challenges and Opportunities for Exploring and Understanding the Epitranscriptome
    (NOT-RM-15-007)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives

Requests for Applications

  • Innovative Measures of Oral Medication Adherence for HIV Treatment and Prevention (R01)
    (RFA-AI-14-071)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 25, 2015
  • Human Cellular Models for Predicting Individual Responses to Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator- Directed Therapeutics (R41)
    (RFA-HL-15-026)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 9, 2015 and November 9, 2015
  • Human Cellular Models for Predicting Individual Responses to Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator- Directed Therapeutics (R43/R44)
    (RFA-HL-15-027)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 9, 2015; November 9, 2015; and November 9, 2016

Program Announcements

  • High Priority Immunology Grants (R01)
    (PAS-15-055)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Check Out Our Fall Issue of The MAReport!

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Announcing the 2014 MAR National Medical Librarians Award Winner!

Monday, October 27th, 2014

National Medical Librarians Month gives information professionals an opportunity to market their services and highlight their contributions to research, education, and improved patient outcomes.  MAR wanted to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing a library’s accomplishments, programs, or value-added services with others.

Congratulations to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  Their entry was randomly selected in the MAR National Medical Librarians Month contest to receive an award for registration and airfare to MLA 2015!

Take a look at all the submissions for this year’s contest:  http://guides.nnlm.gov/contest2014.

Travel Grants to CDC for Ebola Safety Training

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Travel Grants to Healthcare Workers Attending CDC Ebola Safety Training Courses http://www.isid.org/grants/grant_ebola_training_travel.shtml

ISID (International Society for Infectious Diseases) is deeply concerned about the tragic outbreak of Ebola virus disease currently occurring in West Africa. In response to this crisis, ISID is offering travel grants to individuals who are attending one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safety training courses to be prepared to work in an Ebola treatment unit in West Africa. The 3-day courses will take place at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL. The courses are open to healthcare workers from all over the world. The first course starts on Oct 6, 2014. Courses are free, but participants are responsible for paying for their own travel to the course in Alabama. The courses will help prepare healthcare personnel to provide medical care to Ebola patients in an Ebola Treatment Unit that has been established and is staffed by MSF personnel, or in a facility that maintains MSF standards of care, or in an Ebola Treatment Unit established and staffed by WHO personnel.

ISID Travel Grants of $500 each will be awarded to U.S. residents and $1000 to residents of other countries.

When and where will the course be held?

The 3-day course will run most weeks, usually Monday thru Wednesday, at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) http://cdp.dhs.gov/ in Anniston, Alabama, a 90-minute drive from Atlanta, GA. Sessions will begin on October 6, 2014. The course will be suspended during weeks containing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day holidays; it may be suspended intermittently to revise course content and delivery.  Depending on demand, the course may be offered for longer than 3 months.

For more information about the CDC training course, see: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/safety-training-course/index.html

Announcing the 2014 MAR National Medical Librarians Award Winner!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

National Medical Librarians Month gives information professionals an opportunity to market their services and highlight their contributions to research, education, and improved patient outcomes.  MAR wanted to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing a library’s accomplishments, programs, or value-added services with others.

Congratulations to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  Their entry was randomly selected in the MAR National Medical Librarians Month contest to receive an award for registration and airfare to MLA 2015!

Take a look at all the submissions for this year’s contest:  http://guides.nnlm.gov/contest2014.

LAST CHANCE: Win a Trip to MLA 2015: MAR Wants to Make You a Star!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

October is National Medical Librarians Month.  MAR would like to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing your accomplishments, programs or value-added services with others.

We are asking you to send us your stories about any unique programs you developed, any outreach to the community you participated in, or any other value added services you offer to your organization or institution.

With your permission, we will share your stories on the MAR website throughout the month of October. Anyone who has made a submission by Oct. 4th will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas.

We can’t wait to make you a “Star” – submit your story to nnlmmar@pitt.edu today!  (Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but please only one entry per person.)

Group Licensing Initiative’s Fall Offer

Friday, September 26th, 2014

PARTICIPATION IN FALL 2014 GROUP LICENSING OFFER IS OPEN

TO ALL MAR AND SE/A LIBRARIES

PRINCETON, NJ (SEPTEMBER 23, 2014)—All medical librarians in the MAR and SE/A Regions are invited to participate in the Group Licensing Initiative (GLI), formed under the umbrella organization Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ), through their Fall 2014 Offer. Nearly 500 resources from 11 vendors are available through the Offer, and at a cost savings of 15-70% off regular pricing, through the leveraging of group purchasing power.

Group Licensing is a creative solution to the escalating cost of high-quality electronic resources—medical journals, books and databases. More than 100 hospitals and medical facilities regularly participate in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, known as the first consortium of its kind in the nation.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR), and Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) fully recognize and endorse the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative as the lead organization capable of assisting libraries in their efforts to utilize multi-dimensional electronic resources. Managed by medical librarian and HSLANJ Executive Director Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP, the GLI is guided by a committee comprised of librarians from different-sized health facilities in the regions served.

To receive a copy of the Fall Offer, please contact Robert Mackes at 570-856-5952 or rtmackes@gmail.com. The deadline to participate in the Fall Offer is Friday, October 31. New this fall: See the HSLANJ website, under “News” for articles previewing vendors’ new resources available through the Offer (http://hslanj.org/news).

For additional information on the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, come meet with the GLI’s Robert Mackes in October at any of the following chapter meetings:

October 19-21: MAC, Alexandria, VA

October 22-23: UNYOC, Saratoga Springs, NY

October 24: NYNJ Chapter, NY, NY

October 27-29: Southern Chapter, Mobile, AL

Feel free to contact Robert about scheduling a meeting or presentation about the GLI, at your next chapter, state organization or local consortium meeting, as well.

The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. This project is also funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Check Out the Latest Issue of the MAReport

Sunday, September 21st, 2014