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Recording of Funding Info Session Available: Disaster Health Info Projects

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The presentation about the funding for the 2014 disaster health information collaboration and outreach projects was recorded and is now available. You can access the recording and the presentation slides at:

http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html#previous14

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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 was held on Thursday, May 8 at 1:30 pm ET during the monthly Disaster Information Specialist webinar. 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 FedBizOpps.gov:https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=8342e7f3a5ed717efa31cea5c8f4f879&tab=core&_cview=0

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

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Elizabeth Norton, MLS, MPH, MBA

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 510

Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

nortone@nlm.nih.gov

NN/LM Request for Information

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

In preparation for a revised Statement of Work for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library (RML) program, the National Library of Medicine is soliciting feedback from our Network members regarding effective approaches on how NN/LM programs can achieve the mission of providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to health information.

Here is the URL detailing this Request for Information (RFI):

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=981d706becd08fd0e0fb8cc087fb61af&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

The closing date to submit your feedback is June 26 at 3 pm (ET). Health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, the general public, and other interested individuals and entities, are encouraged to submit information and recommendations.

Please consider offering your input, as well as forwarding this opportunity broadly to interested parties.

Thanks,

Renae Barger, Executive Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

 

Health Sciences Library System

University of Pittsburgh

200 Scaife Hall

3550 Terrace Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

rbarger@pitt.edu

MAR Will Be Out of the Office, Attending MLA

Friday, May 9th, 2014

All MAR staff will be attending MLA in Chicago, May 15th – May 21st. So we ask your patience while we’re out of the office. We hope that if you’re attending MLA, please stop to say hello or drop by to visit us at one of our presentations, meetings, etc. We’d love to see you!

Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Presenters:

  • 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

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-074.html

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 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-14-001.html 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 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantInfoSys.html.

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: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/InfoSplmnts.html#2014

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

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

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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 Grants.gov

Visit www.acf.hhs.gov/orr 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 (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