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Libraries Receive Funding for Community Disaster Preparedness Programs

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Check out this great article about libraries that had received NN/LM MAR funding in the past:  http://www.njstatelib.org/news/2014/jan/27/libraries_receive_funding_for_community_disaster_preparedness_prog

Award Recipient Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Presenters / Projects:

Awardee: Nancy R. Glassman, D. Samuel Gottesman Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Project: Mac Books for the D. Samuel Gottesman Library Training Room

Awardee: Irina Meyman, Health Sciences Library, Lutheran Medical Center
Project: It is All about the Apps

Awardee: Christina Rivera, Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC)
Project: mHealth: Exploring Mobile Health with iPads

Awardee: Jean D. Winstead, Health Sciences Library, Beebe Medical Center
Project: Technology Upgrades to Improve Access to Library Resources at Beebe Medical Center

Date / Time:  Thursday, January 30  / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

Summary:  Awardees will discuss details of what their institutions have done with funding received from NN/LM MAR.

  • Beforehand, test your connection to ensure Adobe Connect will run on your computer:  http://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
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Proposal Writing for Outreach Projects for Public Libraries

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Presenter:       Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Details:             http://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/class_details.html?class_id=653

Date / Time:  Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / 11 am – 12:30 pm (ET)

Where:             Online

Summary:  This session designed specifically for public library staff will provide an overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal.  Registration priority will be given to NN/LM members in NY, NJ, PA and DE.

Grants and Proposal Writing

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Presenter:      Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Register:         http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=511

Date / Time:  February 6-20, 2014

Three required webinars:

Thursday, 2/6/14: 10 – 11 am  ET / Common Mistakes and Finding Funding
Thursday, 2/13/14:  10 – 11 am ET / The Proposal
Thursday, 2/20/14:  10 – 11 am ET / The Budget and Finishing Touches

Where:            Free, Online

Summary:  Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

The course will consist of three 1 hour Adobe Connect webinars and a planning assignment.  Participants who complete all requirements will be eligible for 4 MLA CE.

Interested in Funding for Technology?

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Would you like to welcome the new year with some new technology?  NN/LM MAR has some available funds to offer at least 1 technology improvement award.

To learn what kinds of technology funding MAR has awarded in the past:

Biomedical Research is at a Critical Juncture

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the NIH, authored an op-ed in last Wednesday’s issue of the Washington Post.  He wrote, “Biomedical research is at a critical juncture — a moment of exceptional opportunities that demand exceptional attention if their promise is to be fully realized.”  Dr. Collins noted, “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is responsible for turning scientific discoveries into better health, but a combination of sequestration-mandated spending cuts and budgets that have not kept pace with biomedical research inflation over the past 10 years has weakened NIH’s ability to carry out its mission.”  He concluded, “…for the millions of sick people awaiting treatments and cures, the investment in NIH’s mission is priceless. If an investment in hope is not worth supporting, I don’t know what is.”  http://tinyurl.com/mm6kpe7

Interested in Funding for Technology?

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Would you like to welcome the new year with some new technology?  NN/LM MAR has some available funds to offer at least 1 technology improvement award.

To learn what kinds of technology funding MAR has awarded in the past:

Interested in Funding for Technology?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Would you like to welcome the new year with some new technology?  NN/LM MAR has some available funds to offer at least 1 technology improvement award.

To learn what kinds of technology funding MAR has awarded in the past, visit:

MAR Member Wins Rural Health Award

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Partnership for Better Health, an NN/LM MAR member, recently received the 2013 Community Rural Health Program of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health. The Partnership, a community foundation in central PA, was “recognized for its tireless efforts and extensive work in Perry County to address health disparities, create a community-based coalition to meet the needs of the medically underserved in the county, and support clinical staff and programs.” Congratulations!

Health Library Return on Investment Study: $9 for Every Dollar Spent

Friday, November 29th, 2013

A study released today suggests that hospitals, government departments, associations and other organisations involved in healthcare gain a $9 return for every dollar they invest in health libraries.

Health Libraries Inc (HLInc) and Health Libraries Australia (ALIA HLA, a national group of the Australian Library and Information Association) commissioned award-winning firm SGS Economics and Planning to survey health libraries across the nation and from this to assess the return on the annual investment in these services to their organisations.

The results provide a snapshot of the continued outstanding value of health libraries against a backdrop of significantly greater usage but declining investment. Patient and medical staff numbers and hospital expenditure are increasing, while health library budgets, space and staffing levels are decreasing. HLInc chair Jane Edwards and ALIA HLA convener Ann Ritchie said, “The investment in library and information services is small in the scheme of things ­ just 0.1% of recurrent expenditure in Australian hospitals. The report suggests that a modest increase in spending would allow for significant incremental benefits.”

The indicative finding of $9 for every $1 invested is likely to be even higher. SGS assessed the benefits provided directly to health library users, including time saved and value of “out-of-pocket” expenses such as journal subscriptions. However, the user focus of the study omitted the return on investment in terms of patient care, and SGS said “it is highly likely that the benefits of industry libraries outweigh their costs considerably.”

This economic value assessment supports the findings of the ALIA/HLInc Questions of Life and Death, an investigation into the value of health library and information services report, published last year. Library and information service users were asked how they believed their use of the service over the last year had helped them ­ 83% said it had helped them improve health outcomes for their patients and 76%//said it had changed their thinking and improved their diagnosis or treatment plan.

The full report Worth every cent and more: an independent assessment of the return on investment of health libraries in Australia with supporting materials:  http://www.alia.org.au/news/2124/australian-health-libraries-return-investment