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MAR Projects Funded 2013 - 2014

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Medical Library Project Awards (Request for Proposal)

Body Apps: iPads for Undergrad Anatomy and Physiology Students

Penn State Hazleton
Hazleton, PA

Project Manager: Valerie Lynn
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding:  $14,284

In a collaborative effort, the Penn State Hazleton Library and Department of Biology would like to utilize iPads and apps in the undergraduate Anatomy and
Physiology curricula.  iPads pre-loaded with anatomy and physiology apps will be made available to health sciences students enrolled in anatomy and physiology courses.

Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries: Value in the Digital Age

Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Project Manager: Michelle DiMeo
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding:  $14,999

Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia will host a conference Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries: Value in the Digital Age as part of its 225th anniversary celebration. This conference will help to identify the emerging roles for medical history libraries and librarians in the digital age and help them to strengthen their involvement within their institutions and the greater community.

Development of a Service for NIH Public Access Compliance

NYU Health Sciences Libraries
New York, NY

Project Manager: Stephen Maher
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding:  $14,840

In response to the policy change and the amount of articles not in compliance, the NYU Health Sciences Libraries will partner with the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Office of Science and Research (OSR) to develop a service that will:

• Educate researchers on the NIH Public Access Policy.
• Notify researchers when a publication associated with their grant award has not been successfully deposited into PubMed Central digital archive.
• Assist researchers in submitting their peer-reviewed manuscript into PubMed Central.
• Meet and discuss with scientific journal publishers best practices for submitting peer-reviewed manuscripts on the researcher or author’s behalf.

Outreach to Consumers (Request for Proposal)

Mentoring Health Careers through Health Information Projects for High School and Middle School

The Hofstra North Shore‐LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University‐School of Medicine Health Sciences Library
Hempstead, NY

Project Manager: Debra Rand
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $14,916

The Health Sciences Library staff at the Hofstra North Shore‐LIJ School of Medicine proposes a partnership with the medical students to expand upon current service learning initiatives by targeting the high school and middle school students and staff in a local school district for health literacy and education projects. Activities will include developing and conducting educational sessions for the Health Related Careers course, providing information about health and science careers, conducting educational health fairs for students and their families, hosting visits to the School of Medicine and North Shore‐LIJ Health System including interaction with students and staff, outreach with school librarians and nurses, development of customized resources (a consumer health information web portal, video tutorials, and print tools) to support all of the activities, and potential use of the web portal, tutorials, and resources for outreach to additional teen and consumer populations in Nassau County.

Enhancing Access to Mental Health Information in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Medical Library, The Commonwealth Medical College
Scranton, PA

Project Manager: Joanne M. Muellenbach
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $15,000

The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) will partner with the Lackawanna County Library System (LCLS) in the design and implementation of a Mental Health in NEPA event directed towards librarians and other public services professionals. Information literacy, train-the-trainer sessions on how to locate high quality, mental health information for librarians and other public services professionals, would be a key part of the Mental Health in NEPA event. In addition, the TCMC Library would purchase a core collection of carefully-selected mental health titles and make these resources available to members of the Lackawanna County Library System and TCMC affiliates.

Teaching and Enabling Saint Francis University Senior Nursing Students to Deliver Patient Education

Library & Learning Commons, Saint Francis University
Loretto, PA

Project Managers: Janie Rager, Rita M. Trofino, and Robert Young
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $13,789

Saint Francis University (SFU), in collaboration with its Library and Nursing Department, is planning to develop and deliver a pilot Information Literacy curriculum component for nursing students utilizing mobile technology that addresses the use and evaluation of resources for evidence-based practice in patient education to residents in the local community. The teaching protocol will be delivered as a pilot to senior nursing students enrolled in NURS 405: Care of Human Communities. Senior nursing students at SFU enrolled in the course in Fall 2013 will be able to deliver evidence-based patient education to residents in the local rural community utilizing mobile technology.

Healthy Libraries, Healthy Communities

South Central Regional Library Council
Ithaca, NY

Project Manager: Nora Hardy
Period of Performance: June 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $15,000

South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) proposes the development of a hybrid wellness program (virtual and in-person) for library workers to increase health information literacy and workplace wellness. Healthy Libraries, Healthy Communities will combine increased healthy practices and social networks with increased awareness of health and wellness information available through the National Library of Medicine.

Sustained Science Outreach – A Program for Low Income, Underserved Youth

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Project Manager: Aliya Durham
Period of Performance: June 15, 2013 – August 30, 2013
Amount of Funding: $7,734

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh proposes to work with the Pitt Science Outreach program this summer (2013) to offer a new 6-week program called Sustained Science Outreach. This program’s goal is to interest youth from low income, underserved areas in learning about science and healthy lifestyle choices. Our hope is that at the end of the 6-week program youth will have a better understanding of how science affects their everyday life, know more about healthy eating and making good lifestyle choices, and be equipped to share this information with their parents, families, and others in their community. This program is targeted for youth in 4th-6th grade, a time where exposure to science has been shown to have a lifelong impact on youth attitudes toward science. The participating Y’s are located within 5 historically underserved communities.

Train-the-Trainer Manual Development for Access to Mental Health Literacy for Rural PA Older Adults

Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, Inc. (PBHAC)
Harrisburg, PA

Project Manager: Rebecca May-Cole
Period of Performance: July 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $15,000

The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition (PBHAC), a statewide alliance of individuals and organizations concerned about the unmet behavioral health (i.e. mental health and substance use disorder) needs of older adults across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, provides advocacy, assistance, education, resolution, and collaboration, as well as identifying gaps in the behavioral health and aging service systems and collecting data. Our staff and Board of Directors are proud to currently be partnering with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Middle Atlantic Region and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in the initiation of Steps 1 and 2 of our Access to Mental Health Literacy for Rural Pennsylvania Older Adults Pilot Program which was designed to increase the mental health literacy of older adults who live in Pennsylvania. This year the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition requests funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Middle Atlantic Region to be used toward the development, testing, and printing of a Train-the-Trainer Manual that will consolidate the findings from Steps 1 and 2 of the Access to Mental Health Literacy for Rural Pennsylvania Older Adults Pilot Program. The resulting Train-the-Trainer Manual will ensure that the Mental Health Literacy information will be presented throughout the state of Pennsylvania in a consistent and standardized manner.

Waiting Room Education

Genesee County Health Department
Batavia, NY

Project Manager: Paul A. Pettit
Period of Performance: July 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $6,540

The Genesee County Health Department (DOH) will encourage access to high quality health information by allowing county residents to interactively explore websites supported by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) through the use of computer tablets that will be available in the clinic waiting room area during public clinics and during several outreach opportunities.  Promotion for the use of NN/LM-supported websites will occur at clinics, advertisements will be disbursed in Genesee County, through the use of the Time Warner Cable’s community calendar, Genesee County Health Department’s Facebook page, newspaper ads, flyers, and posters.

Health Literacy to Promote Positive Youth Development:  An Interdisciplinary Approach

Advance African Development, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

Project Manager: Annamore Matambanadzo
Period of Performance: October 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $15,000

Advance African Development Inc. (AAD) will use funds to expand its on-going school-based health literacy outreach to a class of 33 10th grade African American high school students as consumers to eliminate health disparities. For the past two years, AAD has been offering health promotion and disease prevention intervention sessions during health classes at University Prep, an inner-city 6-12th grade Pittsburgh public school. The requested funds will enable AAD to promote positive youth development among predominantly African American high school students by offering and implementing an interactive student-centered multidisciplinary school and technology-based health literacy curriculum to address the high prevalence of health disparities among African American population in Allegheny County.

OPAL Advanced Training (One Page All Libraries)

New Jersey State Library
Trenton, NJ

Project Manager: Michele Stricker
Period of Performance: September 1 – December 31, 2013
Amount of Funding: $2,750

Hurricane Sandy helped identify the value of libraries after a disaster. In several instances, libraries contributed to disaster response. Our goal is to increase the number of New Jersey libraries active in disaster response by giving them the tools to proactively become disaster relief centers for their communities through partnerships with their local emergency planners.

Targeting New Jersey libraries that attended the Ports in a Storm conference last spring at the Sheraton Eatontown, the purpose of the project is to enhance emergency preparedness & response capabilities among this voluntary cohort so that the libraries can engage in disaster response in their communities. In addition, cohort libraries are encouraged to partner with emergency planners in order to increase awareness of the value of a public library before, during, and after a disaster.

Teaching Children Disaster Safety with Disaster Hero

Lodi Memorial Library
Lodi, NJ

Project Manager:  Jennifer Cohen
Partners: Lodi, NJ Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops

Period of Performance: December 14, 2013 – April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Lodi Memorial Library is located in Lodi, NJ, a flood-zone area which sustained significant damage from natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy over the past few years. Lodi Library is committed to encouraging disaster preparedness by partnering with local organizations to provide disaster education and resources. Lodi Library is one of the libraries participating in the NJ State Library’s first Project OPAL disaster planning group. In 2013, the Library completed its Pocket Disaster Plan in collaboration with FEMA and Lodi organizations.

Our next objective is to provide disaster education to elementary school-age children and their families. We realize the importance of teaching these skills in a way that does not frighten children and which makes the learning memorable.  Funding will support Lodi Memorial Library to pilot a videogame program for Lodi children and their families that teaches disaster preparedness in a fun, engaging way. We propose hosting gaming tournament programs for Lodi Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts troops using the free online videogame Disaster Hero created by FEMA (www.disasterhero.com).

OPAL for Libraries in LOGIN (Libraries of Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties Information Network)

West Deptford Free Public Library
West Deptford, NJ

Project Manager: Marie Downes and Cheryl Rheiner
Period of Performance: December 14, 2013 – April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $3,000

West Deptford Free Public Library will sponsor an OPAL (one page all libraries) readiness plan workshop in March or April 2014 for the members of LOGIN, a consortium of libraries from three South Jersey counties. The workshop will be held at the WDFPL and be facilitated by Dan Wilson, Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative or his designee.

Safe from the Storm

Township of Washington Public Library
Township of Washington, NJ

Project Manager: Laura Rifkin
Period of Performance: December 14, 2013 – April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $4,500

The objective for the Safe from the Storm project is to inform and educate our patrons on safety and preparedness for when disasters strike. We will offer classes for families on how to prepare their children for emergency situations (escape plans and meet up points), CPR certification classes, lessons on packing a “go” bag, what kids of food storage should be in your home, how to safely store documents for when damages occur, and protecting your memories and family photographs with archiving & rehabbing. Because emergencies effect all ages, our target audience is our town as a whole. The library will team up with the local police department for family classes on how to explain safety tips to children, as well as family planning for when disasters strike.

Integration of the Free Library of Philadelphia as a City Public Health Preparedness and Response Partner

Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA

Project Manager: Chad Thomas
Period of Performance: January 2 – April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $9,900

This project would strengthen the public health emergency preparedness partnership between the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH). Previous collaborations have included PDPH personal preparedness trainings offered at various FLP branches and a Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) appreciation dinner hosted at the Parkway Central branch of the FLP. In 2013, PDPH and FLP advertised and participated in Web-based seminars offered by the NLM Mid-Atlantic Region. PDPH recently approached FLP about becoming a City public health emergency response partner, and a finalized Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is expected to be signed by both parties in mid-January 2014.


Outreach to Health Professionals (Request for Proposal)

An Assessment of Health Information Needs of Critical Access Hospitals in Pennsylvania and New York

The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology
University Park, PA

Project Managers: Madhu Reddy, Lawrence Baronner, and Lisa Davis
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $15,000

While health information technology (HIT) has the potential to improve access to information, reduce medical errors, lower costs, and improve patient care, many hospitals---especially Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)---cannot afford the costs associated with infrastructure development and maintenance. Consequently, more needs to be learned about the health information needs of clinicians working at CAHs.  In this project, an online assessment of 24 CAHs in Pennsylvania and New York will be made to ascertain their HIT and health information needs.

Assessing the Health Information Needs of the Madison County Rural Health Council

Central New York Library Resources Council
Syracuse, NY

Project Managers: Deborah Emerson and Angela Thor
Period of Performance: September 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $7,500

With this project, the Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC) will work with the Madison County (NY) Rural Health Council to determine their information needs and develop a relationship with the organization. This is a preliminary project which will hopefully lead to further engagement with this organization. The Madison County Rural Health Council is a relatively new organization of stakeholders from Madison County which was formed to “catalyze information sharing, access to healthcare and linkages among providers to improve the health of the people in Central New York.” Representatives on the Council include Madison County Mental Health, Madison County Office for the Aging, Madison County Public Health, Community Memorial Hospital, Oneida Healthcare, the Community Action Program, and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

A Clinical Information Tool for Community Health Centers:  A Demonstration and Evaluation Project

University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System
Pittsburgh, PA

Project Manager: Charles Wessel
Period of Performance: August 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $14,940

The feasibility study funded in 2012-2013 concluded free clinical resources are available and can be grouped using an online federated search tool.  This round of funding will support the next step in development of this tool by demonstrating its usability, evaluating and validating its content in providing answers to clinical questions arising in the community health setting.

Technology Improvement (Request for Proposal)

Supporting the Information Needs of Clarkson University’s Health Sciences Programs through Improved Technology

Health Sciences Library, Clarkson University
Queens, NY

Project Manager: Regan DeFranza
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding:  $9,999

The Health Sciences Library provides orientation programs, instructional classes and reference/research services to the students and faculty in the Physical Therapy and Physician Assistants programs at Clarkson University.  The primary goal of these activities is to enable students to find, use, manage and evaluate medical information for academic success and to build the information skills they will need throughout their careers.  The outdated technology available for reference, research and instruction impedes the present delivery and precludes expansion of these services.  This project will provide eight new computer workstations in the existing library computer lab, allow for the addition of a mobile workstation (laptop computer and projector) for teaching in multiple venues, and add an interactive smartboard to the lab which will enhance student engagement.

Medical Library Technology Upgrade and Expansion

Jules Redish Memorial Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital
Oceanside, NY

Project Manager: Claire Joseph
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding:  $5,415

Funding is requested to upgrade and expand the technology resources of the Jules Redish Memorial Library at South Nassau Communities Hospital.  Funds will be utilized to purchase four additional computer workstations and replace an obsolete printer.  The project will also encompass hands-on computer-based training in library research methods that will be available to hospital employees, affiliated healthcare professionals, medical residents and students.  The proposed technology upgrade and expansion will provide enhanced access to research resources and training for the South Nassau Hospital community, a benefit that will be sustained well beyond the period of the award.

Mobile Technology in a Community Teaching Hospital Library: Tablets and E-books

Health Sciences Library, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, NJ

Project Manager: Patricia Reusing
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding:  $3,311

To enhance medical, nursing, and allied health education, patient care, and community knowledge of health conditions, Saint Barnabas Medical Center Health Sciences Library proposes to purchase digital tablets, accessories, applications, and e-books.  The librarians will master device capabilities; identify medical, nursing, and allied health professional applications and e-books best suited to tablets; demonstrate the value and utility of the devices to hospital staff; and provide staff and community hands-on access to this important and east-to-use technology.  In doing so, health professionals throughout the hospital and community members who visit the Library will have greater access to quality, evidence-based reference tools on a portable device.

iPad Technology:  Targeted Evolution of Embedded Librarian Services

University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library
Buffalo, NY

Project Manager: Deborah Chiarella
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $5,417

The University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (UBHSL) provides reference and instructional services to support the research, curricular and clinical programs of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Public Health and Health Professions as well as support for the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.  The UBHSL will purchase seven iPads, two portable projectors and accompanying accessories to develop embedded research and promote educational services through the use of NLM products such as PubMed, MedlinePlus and other NCBI tools.  The iPads will be used by the six library liaisons to provide point of care information in the clinical setting, embedded reference hours in academic and clinical departments, and off campus instruction.  The seventh iPad will be used by the UBHSL information technology support personnel to provide technical information and support to the instructional team.  By leveraging the portability and power of iPads in combination with the evidence based practice expertise of UBHSL liaisons, this project will allow the UBHSL to reach more students and faculty at the point of their educational need and provide them with instruction in quality information resources such as PubMed which will continue to meet their information needs upon graduation and continuation in their profession.  Funding will allow us to effectively transform evidence based practice and information literacy education, and consequently meet our overarching goal--to educate and produce a healthcare workforce equipped to discover, evaluate and synthesize health information.

Technology Upgrades to Meet the Needs of Patients and Visitors Who are Disabled

Medical Library – Patient Resource Center, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Project Manager: Norah Salmon
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $5,107

The purpose of this project is to upgrade technology equipment and resources at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Medical Library-Patient Resource Center to enable patients and visitors who are physically and cognitively disabled to access computers and health information resources available online.   With the purchase of three additional new computers, we will be able to expand our mission to include accessibility to health information through the use of touch screen computers, accessible software and hardware, and will support the project by providing a host of new patient and visitor educational services.

Archival Images Digitization:  Telling the Penn State Hershey Story

George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Pennsylvania State University, Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Project Manager: David Brennan
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $721

The purpose of this project is to digitize and make accessible the collection of visual media held by the George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library.  The collection consists of approximately 3,200 35mm slides and negatives and 2,900 photographic images, covering subject areas related to the history of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Penn State College of Medicine since their inception.  These collections are frequently used in support of public relations and historical documentation efforts by various units of the Medical Center, the College and Penn State University, most recently for the 40th anniversary documentary Memories and Milestones.  At this time, there is no centralized catalog or repository for making these images accessible, and any use is a laborious process of sifting through the image collection and digitizing individual images as needed.  This project will digitize and apply appropriate metadata to the image collection and make the resulting repository available on the University’s ContentDM platform for use by researchers and others.

Riddle Hospital Library Computer Upgrade

Riddle Hospital Medical Library
Media, PA

Project Manager: Kary Heller
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $3,807

Riddle Hospital Medical Library is in need of updated computers and printers.  Patrons using library resources have access to two outdated computers that are inefficient.  There is no ability for users to print out information.  Upgrading equipment will make it easier to access the electronic library services.  The library staff will be providing seminars that will include training on database searches and accessing electronic journals.

iPads to support CLIP Consumer Health Ambassador Program

Robert H. Mulreany Health Sciences Library
Atlantic Health System
Overlook Medical Center
Summit, NJ

Project Manager: Pat Regenberg
Period of Performance: February 1 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $3,182

The Atlantic Health System (AHS) will provide iPads for the Ambassadors who visit inpatients’ bedsides.  We wish to extend our Consumer Library Information Prescription (CLIP) program to the inpatient population at the Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center campuses.  In doing so, ambassadors will use iPads to take notes and send requests for patient information directly to the librarian.  The librarian will prepare a packet of information for delivery back to the patient.

Redesign of East Brunswick Public Library's Just for the Health of It Community-Wide Health Portal

East Brunswick Public Library
East Brunswick, NJ

Project Manager: Karen T. Parry
Period of Performance: February 1 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $9,576

The East Brunswick Public Library created the Just for the Health of It community-wide  health portal in 2011 (www.wcllinks.org), as the cornerstone of the library's health literacy initiative to encourage healthy living for the residents of our diverse, multicultural community.  The portal is focused on delivering trustworthy health and wellness information to our residents with a local focus.  Since launching in spring 2011, the portal has outgrown its original, custom content management system (CMS) design and would be better served by an open oource platform that is dynamic, technically relevant, and responsive to how people use information today. This project will redesign the East Brunswick Public Library's "Just for the Health of It" community-wide health portal into a flexible, open source platform that would allow librarians to easily maintain and update the site, adding content in a much more timely fashion.  In addition, an open source platform will facilitate the addition of web pages for children, teens and caretakers, and empower the site to offer mobile access to meet the expectations of today's users.

NOOKs and iPads for Healthcare Consumers

Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center
Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College
Cornell University
New York, NY

Project Managers: Judy C. Stribling and Joshua E. Richardson
Period of Performance: February 1 - April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $9,356.59

The Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center (PRC) at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University (WCMC) develops and implements initiatives designed to engage and educate patients of varying ages and ethnicities with a variety of health conditions in support of making healthcare decisions.  Funding will support the PRC to further its mission of providing patients with information and educational resources by using electronic tablets to expand patients’ information access.  The PRC also seeks support to purchase, format, and load digital content onto tablets including the PRC’s Health Seminar Series and educational materials related for the new “information prescription” (Info Rx) program.  These technologies will enable the PRC to deliver patient-centered resources in ways that are both effective and novel.

Replacement of Computers in the Libraries of St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Sr. Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center

St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Utica, NY

Project Manager: Halyna Liszczynskyj 
Period of Performance: March 19 – April 30, 2014
Amount of Funding: $9,976.79

The goal of this project is provide better access to the Medical Library's electronic resources both at the Medical Library and now at the new site, the Residency Library located at the Sr. Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center (SRVFMC) located in downtown Utica, NY (approximately 2 miles from the Medical Center). Both sites have old computers and laptops that are used frequently yet patrons are complaining of slowness, lack of ability to use all programs, and constantly having to reboot.



Professional Development Awards (Award Announcement)

Health Literacy Institute
June 2-5, 2013

Pinnacle Health at Community General
Harrisburg, PA
Project Manager: Helen Houpt
Amount of Funding: $959

This award will support Helen Houpt from Pinnacle Health System to attend the Health Literacy Institute in Freeport, Maine on June 2-5, 2013.

Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians
August 6-9, 2013

Penn State Hershey - George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library
Hershey, PA
Project Manager: Elaine Dean
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Award funds will support Elaine Dean, Penn State Hershey - George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library to attend an intensive, three-day course:  Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians.

MAC Annual Meeting, Renaissance on the Rivers
October 13-15, 2013

MidAtlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC MLA)
Raleigh, NC
Project Manager: Nancy Tannery
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Award funds will be used by the MidAtlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association to support speaker fees for the 2013 MAC Annual Meeting held in Pittsburgh, PA.

Consumer Genetics Conference
September 25-27, 2013

University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System
Pittsburgh, PA
Project Manager: Carrie L. Iwema
Amount of Funding: $1,462

Award funds will support Carrie Iwema, University of Pittsburgh – Health Sciences Library System to attend the Consumer Genetics Conference that draws together a dynamic community of scientists, clinicians, technology innovators, and patients to discuss the burning issues around the analysis and delivery of genomics results directly to patients and consumers.

Computers in Libraries 2014
April 7-9, 2014

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Elizabeth, NJ
Project Manager: Elisabeth Marrapodi
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will support Elisabeth Marrapodi from Trinitas Regional Medical Center to attend the Computer in Libraries 2014 conference, Washington, DC, April 7-9, 2014.

Demystifying Molecular Biology
September 30, 2013

New York –New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association (NY-NJ MLA)
Garden City, NY
Project Manager: Aditi Bandyopadhyay
Amount of Funding: $805

Funding will support the New York –New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association to host the CE, Demystifying Molecular Biology for its members on September 30, 2013.

Aligning Efforts to Improve Community and Public Health
October 16, 2013

Pennsylvania Public Health Association
Philadelphia, PA
Project Manager: Jessica Boyer
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will support up to 30 public health students to attend the 2013 Pennsylvania Public Health Association and Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Annual Conference, Aligning Efforts to Improve Community and Public Health to be held on October 16, 2013 in Harrisburg, PA.

Professional Development:  Communicating Clinically
October 16-18, 2013

UNYOC MLA
Buffalo, NY
Project Manager: Grace Di Virgilio
Amount of Funding: $1,478.12

Award funds will be used by the UNYOC Chapter of the Medical Library Association to support instructor fees for Julia Esparza, Communicating Clinically, 4 MLA CEs.  Funds will be used to offer this CE at a subsidized rate.  The CE takes place during the 2013 UNYOC annual meeting, October 16-18, 2013, Fairport, NY.

Professional Development:  MAC/MLA Annual Meeting, Renaissance on the Rivers
October 13-15, 2013

The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Project Manager: Elizabeth Grace
Amount of Funding: $340

Funding will support Elizabeth Grace from The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh to attend the MAC/MLA Annual Meeting, Renaissance on the Rivers, October 13-15, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Professional Development:  Winner of MAR National Medical Library Month Contest
December 14, 2013 – April 30, 2014

PinnacleHealth Hospitals (part of PinnacleHealth System)
Harrisburg, PA
Project Managers: Jade Herbst and Laurie Schwing
Amount of Funding: $1,500

As the recipient of the MAR National Medical Librarian month – Share your Story Contest, this award will support registration and airfare for MLA 2014 in Chicago, IL.

Professional Development:  Evidence-Based Librarianship in Practice
March 24, 2014

Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC)
Syracuse, NY
Project Managers: Debby Emerson
Amount of Funding: $1,400

This course is taught by Lorie Kloda, MLIS, AHIP, PhD. The purpose of the course is to introduce the tenets of evidence-based library and information practice to all library practitioners and to demonstrate tools and strategies for applying evidence in practice. The course will look beyond the formal evidence-based practice (EBP) model and place evidence within the context of real-world decision making. The course will consist of a lecture introducing the purpose and process of evidence-based library and information practice followed by structured activities designed to demonstrate this process. Participants will engage in a large group discussion of barriers and enablers to evidence-based practice as well as small group activities analyzing case studies. The course will also draw on published literature, including the “Using Evidence in Practice” series in the journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, as models of real-world successful implementation of the EBP process.

CLRC has tentatively scheduled this class for March 24, 2014 to be held at the CLRC headquarters in Syracuse, NY. This is a full-day workshop. The intended audience is hospital and health sciences librarians in upstate New York. CLRC is partnering with neighboring library councils in Rochester, Ithaca, Albany and Northern NY to attract the widest possible audience for this program.

Professional Development:  Systematic Review on the Schuylkill
April 24, 2014

Medical Library Association Philadelphia Regional Chapter (MLA-Phil)
Philadelphia, PA
Project Manager: Jenny Pierce
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funds will support “Introduction to Systematic Review for Librarians” taught by the course’s creator, Susan Fowler, AHIP.  This course is in support of the MLA Strategic Goal for Life-Long Learning and MLA President Dixie Jones’ goal of creating an environment for research in librarianship.

The course will be offered as part of a full day meeting on systematic review (SR) for MLA-Phil members.  The chapter hopes to give members the tools to start SR services at their institutions and consider research themselves.  We hope to present a very practical workshop that will allow members to understand the complexity of the SR process and show that they can be an integral part of the SR at their institution.

Professional Development:  Rowan University - Systematic Review Workshop
April 7-9, 2014

Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ
Project Manager: Jenny Pierce
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will support Jenny Pierce from Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine to attend the “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians Workshop” that will be taking place April 7-9 in Pittsburgh, PA and is sponsored by Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh.

Professional Development:  HSLANJ - Embedded and Empowered: Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship
April 3, 2014

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ)
Princeton, NJ
Project Manager: Robert T. Mackes
Amount of Funding: $1,500

Funding will provide support for the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey(HSLANJ) to offer the CE, "Embedded and Empowered: Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship" taught by Courtney Mlinar during the spring board meeting.  Participants will learn how to improve or build new relationships and become an integral part of the curriculum, event, or program of study.


Exhibitor Awards (Award Announcement)

P2 Collaborative Annual Conference, Creating a Health Community
October 1, 2013

The Research Foundation of SUNY (on behalf of Buffalo, Health Sciences Library)
Buffalo, NY
Project Manager: Ophelia Morey

Funding will support the SUNY Buffalo, Health Sciences Library to attend and exhibit NLM resources on behalf of NN/LM MAR at the P2 Collaborative of Western NY, 7th Annual Conference, Creating a Healthy Community on October 1, 2013.

 

Continuation from Year 1 Awards

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey Group Licensing Initiative (GLI) 4

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ)
Princeton, NJ

Project Manager: Robb T. Mackes
Period of Performance: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

This additional funding will provide continued support of a robust marketing campaign to increase GLI membership and facilitate cost-effective licensing of electronic resources for hospitals throughout the region.  Additionally, improvements to the end-user order entry system will be made.