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Running Your Hospital Library Like a Business: Back by Popular Demand!

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Coordinator:     Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR (mburda@pitt.edu)

Details:               http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=2893

Date / Time:      May 30 – June 20, 2014 / 1:30 – 3 pm (ET)

Where:               Online

Summary:  To continue delivering support for clinical care, research and education, a hospital library must be run like a business. By participating in a series of four classes, our instructors will help you develop your business sense. You will write a business plan that embraces the mission and objectives of your hospital. You will learn to become a convincing negotiator when representing yourself, your customers, and your library. You will quantify and qualify your worth with dollar signs rather than anecdotes. This class will enable you to provide valued services that are aligned with the values of your hospital. In these challenging times, developing a strategic business sense is essential.

May 30th Session / Building the Foundation: An Introduction to Business Concepts

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify and describe their hospital or system’s strategic imperatives
  • Define the library’s role in a hospital or system’s strategic imperatives
  • Analyze the role of selective dissemination of information in demonstrating worth
  • Define the people they serve
  • Define and describe how an organization determines their value

June 6th Session / Writing a Business Plan

Participants will learn to:

  • Understand the benefits of writing a business plan and how to begin the process
  • Describe their library’s business/focus
  • Identify the people they serve
  • Write the beginning of their library’s business plan

June 13th Session / The Art of Negotiation

Participants will learn to:

  • Appreciate strategic approaches to negotiating
  • Understand at least three specific negotiating strategies
  • Identify examples of workplace situations where these negotiating strategies may be applied
  • Develop negotiating strategies and understand which workplace situations to which they apply

June 20th Session / Proving Your Worth – Adding to Your Value

Participants will learn to:

  • Calculate the dollar value of services in a way their hospital administrators can appreciate
  • Demonstrate their worth through information dissemination
  • Determine their customers’ needs
  • Align the library’s mission and objectives to that of the hospital
  • Conduct community outreach

NLM Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 2014

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, prehospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.  Summaries of the previous years’ funded projects can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5 pm ET.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps.gov:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=8342e7f3a5ed717efa31cea5c8f4f879&tab=core&_cview=0

For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014”, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2014disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov ) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

Elizabeth Norton, MLS, MPH, MBA

Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
2 Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

nortone@nlm.nih.gov

UPDATE: Deadline is Being Extended for HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Thanks to positive, overwhelming interest, the deadline for participation in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative’s Spring 2014 Offer is being extended from its original date (Friday, April 25) to Friday, May 9.

This allows an extra two weeks for all participants in the MAR and SE/A to contact Robb with additional questions and then complete and submit their Offers.

This is likely to be a record-breaking Offer in terms of the number of participants as well as resources being licensed. Many thanks for being a part of it–and grateful “thank you’s” to all participants who have already submitted their Offers.

Those still considering participation are encouraged to contact Project Manager Robert T. Mackes with any questions. (rtmackes@gmail.com/(570) 856-5952)

IMLS to Host Meetings with Library Stakeholders to Inform Future Grant Directions

Friday, April 4th, 2014

http://www.imls.gov/imls_to_host_meetings_with_library_stakeholders_to_inform_future_grant_directions.aspx

Today’s libraries are developing new ways to help their communities maximize educational and economic opportunities. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary federal funder of the nation’s 123,000 libraries, is launching a series of meetings to hear from a broad range of stakeholders about future IMLS funding strategies, particularly for the agency’s National Leadership Grant program. The kickoff event, to be held at the New York Public Library on April 29, will examine how IMLS can best support national digital initiatives.

IMLS Deputy Director for Libraries Maura Marx will lead the series of nationally webcasted meetings with library leaders and other experts. IMLS invites broad participation via the webcasts and social media. Library professionals and the public are invited to view live webcasts of the meeting and to participate via Twitter at #imlsfocus.

These interactive events will spotlight the importance of strong libraries to benefit all Americans and will explore three areas of funding that align with the agency’s three goals, supporting libraries’ role in providing opportunities for lifelong learning, anchors for community engagement, and access to content.

The agency is encouraging potential applicants to engage in and contribute to these discussions. In the summer, IMLS will release a revised National Leadership Grant application that will reflect the priorities identified during these meetings. IMLS intends to pivot its grant-making strategy to focus on a few specific library challenges with the purpose of making a more significant comprehensive impact in these areas.

During the first meeting at the New York Public Library, participants will examine the “hubs model” of content aggregation and consider areas for expansion. The day-long meeting will examine the state of video and e-book services, barriers to broad access, challenges and opportunities in digital curation and stewardship, innovation in “hacking” the library, and digital literacy activities. The discussion will be framed with the goal of identifying concrete insights for funding, future research, and other tangible outcomes.

The topics, locations, and dates for the three meetings follow.

April 29
Goal: Access to Content: National Digital Initiatives
New York Public Library

May 15
Goal: Anchors for Community Engagement: Learning Spaces in Libraries
San Francisco Public Library

June 3
Goal: Opportunities for Learning: STEM Learning
Chicago Public Library

The IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries program invests $11 million annually in projects that improve professional practice with implications far beyond the grantee institutions. The grants help drive innovation and support projects with national impact. This springtime meeting series is designed to capture input from a broad range of library representatives and organizations to help IMLS focus its approach to supporting innovation in the nation’s libraries.

National Library of Medicine to Host National Digital Stewardship Residency Symposium

Friday, March 21st, 2014

On April 8, 2014, the inaugural cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents will present a symposium entitled “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship” at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  The symposium will consist of panel presentations on topics including preserving social media and collaborative workspaces, open government and open data, and digital strategies for public and non-profit institutions.  It will also feature a demonstration of BitCurator, an environment of digital forensics tools designed to help collecting institutions manage born-digital materials, developed by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (SILS) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

All sessions will be held in the National Library of Medicine’s Lister Hill Auditorium, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The symposium is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is encouraged.

For more information, including how to register, see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/digital_stewardship_symposium.html

Measuring the Impact of Research Symposium

Friday, March 21st, 2014

How is research impact measured? How does an institution demonstrate the value of research? And what is the role of universities in facilitating research and economic development?

To address these questions, the Health Science and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and Elsevier Publishing are hosting a half-day symposium, Research Impact: A Discussion from Institutional, Economic, and Researcher Perspectives. The event will bring together stakeholders for a rich discussion about the impact of research. Representatives from UMB, other research institutions, funding agencies, economic development organizations, and Elsevier will examine the evolving expectations, solutions, and best practices in evaluating research impact.

The symposium will be held at the SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballroom, on Monday, March 31st, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. To register and to see a complete list of speakers, view the program online.

Network Members to Be Congratulated!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

If any of our network members have special announcements they’d like to share, let us know!  We’d love to brag about any awards received, publications, MLA-related news, or whatever.  Simply send your announcement to Missy Harvey at mjharvey@pitt.edu and we’ll be happy to share your news with ALL of our network members.

Network Members to Be Congratulated!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

MLA congratulates the 2014 recipients of MLA awards, grants, and scholarships. All recipients will be honored at the Awards Ceremony / Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL, on May 19th.

MAR is delighted to announce that two of our regional members are winners!

Fellowship (MLA Fellows are members elected by the Board of Directors, for sustained and outstanding contributions to health sciences librarianship and to the advancement of the purposes of MLA.)

  • Prudence W. Dalrymple, AHIP, FMLA, Institute for Healthcare Informatics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Janet Doe Lectureship for 2015 (To be delivered at MLA 2015.  The Janet Doe Lecturer is an individual chosen annually by MLA for their  unique perspective on the history or philosophy of medical librarianship. The Janet Doe Lectureship is one of the highest honors MLA has to offer.)

  • Barbara A. Epstein, AHIP, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Biomedical Big Data Science Notices of Intent to Publish

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

MAR Announces New Funding Opportunities

Friday, January 31st, 2014

NN/LM MAR announces a new round of funding for projects to be completed May 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015.

Available Awards

  • New!  Emergency Preparedness / Library Partnerships
  • New!  Health Information Awareness
  • Outreach to Consumers:  now includes funding for underserved, minority populations
  • Medical Library Projects
  • Exhibitor Awards:  now includes K-12 nurses, health / science teachers or librarians
  • Professional Development
  • Outreach to Health Professionals:  now includes funding for…
    • community college faculty, librarians and/or students affiliated with health sciences programs at their college
    • minority health students or health professionals, or health professionals serving medically underserved areas / populations

Apply now!  Applications accepted until March 14, 2014http://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/

To learn about funding MAR has awarded previously: