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Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Friday, May 9th, 2014


  • Rebecca May-Cole, Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, Inc.

Access to Mental Health Literacy for Rural Pennsylvania Older Adults Pilot Program

  • Deborah Emerson and Angela Thor, Central New York Library Resources Council (CNYLRC)

Consumer Health for Central New York: An Outreach Project for the Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC)

  • Gerri Flanzraich, Jeanne Strausman, Mahnaz Tehrani, Allison Andors / New York Institute of Technology Medical Library, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Parkinson’s Disease Consumer Health Learning Center

Date / Time:       Thursday, May 29 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:                Online / No Registration Required

New NIH Application Submission Policy for Grants

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08) FOA has been reissued. The G08 program provides funding for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. For more information about the G08 FOA see

Award Recipients from Our Region

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The 2014 Award recipients for NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects include members of our region:

Froemke, Robert
Synaptic Basis of Perceptual Learning in Primary Auditory Cortex
New York University School of Medicine
Informationists: Theodora Bakker and Catherine Larson, NYU Health Sciences Library. They will create a process to add new data to supplement figures in new and existing publications; develop online interface for researcher communication and access to data; develop an online system to link and download data from published figures; and foster a consortium of researchers.

Galvin, James
Multicultural Community Dementia Screening.
New York University
Informationists: Alice Graff and Joseph Nicolson, NYU Health Sciences Libraries. They will build a web-based input tool for data capture at point of collection; establish a generalizable data model and data dictionary to facilitate searching, sharing and expansion over time; and develop a web-based approach for sharing anonymized datasets to foster further research.

Osten, Pavel
Cell Adhesion Molecules in Autism: A Whole-brain Study of Genetic Mouse Models
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Informationist: Matthew Covey, CSHL Library. He will implement a solution to automated organization/management retrieval and archiving of serial two-photon  (STP) data; assist with management and integration of previously collected STP data; assist with identifying relevant resources; and develop a comprehensive reference management protocol for the team.

Funding Information Session: Disaster Health Info Outreach & Collaboration Project 2014

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is offering 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 a health department, emergency management department, and responder organizations. Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

An open information session will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 1:30 pm ET during the monthly Disaster Information Specialist webinar. Log in via Adobe Connect and/or dial in (see login information below) to learn about this opportunity and ask questions about the solicitation and its requirements. A member of the NLM Contracts and Acquisition team will be on the call to address questions. All questions and responses will be posted following the meeting on FedBizOpps.

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

The solicitation notice can be found on

For more information about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014”, please visit

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ORR Funding Opportunity Announcement: Ethnic Community Self Help Program

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is pleased to announce the publication of the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).  ORR invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for funding of the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program, to provide services to newly arriving refugees. The objectives of this program are to strengthen organized ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations, and to ensure ongoing support and culturally appropriate services to refugees within five years of their initial resettlement.

Eligible Applicants: This Funding Announcement is limited to Ethnic Community Based Organizations (ECBO) only.

An ECBO is a non-profit organization that was founded and is led by a refugee individual or a group of refugees and immigrants, primarily to serve a specific refugee group from one or multiple ethnicities. Refugees/individuals of refugee origin must comprise a minimum of 60 per cent of the organization’s board.

Estimated Total Funding: $3,000,000

Average Projected Award Amount: $150,000 per Budget Period

Application Closing Date: 06/27/2014

Download the application  or apply on

Visit for more information about this and other ORR programs.

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

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Coordinator:     Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR (


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

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

For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014”, please visit

The National Library of Medicine ( is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site ( ) 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

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. ( 856-5952)

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

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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.