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- Award Recipient Project Reports / November 2013 (Recording | Transcript (forthcoming) | Presentation (PDF))
Awardee: Patricia Carroll-Mathes, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC)
Project: Medical Librarians Reaching Staff Where They Can Be Found
Description: To enable SENYLRC member hospital librarians to engage more hospital healthcare staff where they are—conference rooms, library, hallway, offices, or offsite locations. Having a mobile iPad will allow for the encounter and demonstration of online resources to occur in any location. In several hospitals, iPads will be used for patient education at the bedside, as well as to teach healthcare educators and nurses, other out-patient staff about the NLM patient information resources which can be promoted for patients, their families, and community members.
Awardee: Diana Cunningham, Deborah Crooke, and Phoebe Stein, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College
Project: Better Technology for Better Reference Service
Description: The purpose of this project is to implement technologies to increase the capacity to provide high-quality reference service and increase the visibility and role of the library’s departmental liaisons in reaching their client base, and to enhance the capability to serve our community through several related projects which are part of our strategic mission including the replacement of department web pages with LibGuides, a customized journal alert service, and an improved virtual reference service using LibAnswers with LibChat.
Awardee: Kristine Delaney, Crouse Hospital, College of Nursing
Project: Mobile Device Lending Program
Description: A tablet lending program will introduce educators, students and support services (Library) to mobile technology and digital delivery of knowledge resources. Pre-loaded devices will have digital versions of textbooks in support of the College curriculum, drug information and access to Library databases. Tablets will also be configured for secure access to the EHR providing students all resources needed for just-in-time information access to provide plans of care. Devices will ease resource availability on hospital units, currently strained by demands of CPOE implementation. Finally, tablets will provide equitable access to resources for nursing students and educators who may otherwise lack the resources of personal ownership.
- Award Recipient Project Reports / October 2013 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
Awardee: Deborah Magnan, Samuel and Sandra Hekemian Medical Library, Hackensack University Medical Center
Project: Hackensack UMC PC Upgrade Project
Description: The Samuel & Sandra Hekemian Medical Library and its Community Health Library (CHL) were in need of new computers for library staff members and CHL end‐users. Current computers were outdated and inefficient in providing access to health and other needed information.
Awardee: Mark D. Puterbaugh, Warner Memorial Library, Eastern University
Project: Mobile Instructional and Design Lab
Description: Eastern University developed a Mobile Instructional and Design Lab (MIDL) to develop and use new technologies to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and growing mobile population. MIDL partnered with Eastern University faculty to incorporate health information literacy into mobile formats.
Awardee: Shelly Warwick, Touro-Harlem Medical Library, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine/Touro College of Pharmacy
Project: Enhancement of Student Learning and Community Outreach through the Use of Portable Devices
Description: This was a proposal to purchase 15 iPad tablets, plus accessories to: improve assistance in the library, show students how portable devices can be used to provide better patient care during clerkships and practice experiences, and enable enhanced teaching possibilities to small groups of students and community residents in non-computer classroom settings both through instruction by library personnel and by lending some or all of the iPads to others who wish to teach in non-computer classroom settings.
- Affordable Care Act: Hear from the Experts! / Special Event - October 24, 2013 (Recording | Transcript)
- Description: Assistors, Navigators and Marketplace Guides are certified and trained to educate and provide enrollment assistance to individuals and small businesses about health insurance options available through the Marketplace. We have invited a representative from DE, NJ, NY and PA to participate on a panel discussion and answer questions about assisting consumers with the Marketplace.
- Robin Stockton / Center for Family Services, Navigator Program, Camden, NJ
- Rebecca Cashman / Resources for Human Development, Inc., Navigator Program, Philadelphia, PA
- Lauren Pendergast / Program Coordinator for the Marketplace Guides at Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
- Kathy Cannatelli / Director, Community Health & Preventive Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
- Catherine C. LaMay / Program Manager, Saratoga Hospital Health Insurance Navigation Program, Saratoga Springs, NY
- Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update / August 2013 (Recording (audio to be provided later) | Transcript)
- Presenters: Renae Barger, Executive Director, NN/LM MAR; Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR; with guest, Bill McKendree, Team Leader and Director of Training, APPRISE Health Insurance Program, Allegheny County, PA
- Description: This session will present an overview of the Affordable Care Act; resources to assist with the upcoming Marketplace enrollment; and ways you can stay informed.
- Presentation (PDF)
- The Group Licensing Initiative: An Update and Why Your Library May Want to Join / July 2013 (Recording | Transcript)
- Presenter: Robb Mackes, Group Licensing Initiative Project Manager
- Description: Robb provided an update on how the Group Licensing Initiative can help your hospital library. The presentation was followed by an open question and answer session for attendees.
- Presentation (PDF)
- Award Recipient Project Reports / June 2013 (Recording | Transcript)
- The NIH Public Access Policy: Pathway to Compliance / May 2013 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
- Presenter: Andrea Ketchum, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- Summary: A major change for NIH-funded researchers in July 2013 is enforcement of mandatory compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy: funding will be withheld if publications arising from that award are not in compliance. Become familiar with the NIH Public Access Policy and learn about tips and tools from the National Library of Medicine for helping NIH investigators manage compliance. Objectives include learning what manuscripts are covered by the Policy, the criteria for compliance, and the key NIH/NLM tools used by investigators to link research publications to grants.
- What's Your Favorite Health-Related App / April 2013 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
Awardee: Jeff Garvey, Hunter-Rice Library, Samaritan Medical Center
Project: Northern New York Critical Access Hospital Project
Description: The purpose of this project was to introduce and provide library services to four critical access hospitals in Northern New York. The project presented two training sessions on finding authoritative health information using freely accessible Internet sources, provided access to documents identified and offered additional reference assistance as needed. Upon termination of the project, the Hunter-Rice Library will continue to provide access to basic library services.
Awardee: Annamore Matambanadzo, AIDS Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania (ACSWP)
Project: Targeted HIV/AIDS Outreach to Consumers
Description: The AIDS Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania will enhance and expand targeted HIV/AIDS outreach to consumers at highest risk for the disease using portable electronic technologies such as iPads. Minority health professionals will be trained to provide presentations, trainings, tables at health fairs, and special commemorations will be visited as outreach opportunities to demonstrate HIV/AIDS information retrieval to African American and African Immigrant populations in the region.
Awardee: Lydia Witman, Clinical Librarian, Pennsylvania Hospital
Project: Mobilizing Knowledge Resources: iPad Use by Hospital Clinicians
Description: The availability of handheld computing devices has increased and adoption of these devices has become increasingly widespread. Librarians and other information professionals are challenged to stay abreast of new devices, in order to support the clinicians who use them. This award was used by the Pennsylvania Hospital Library to purchase 10 iPad devices (iPad2, 16 GB, Wi-Fi enabled), half of which to be used by library and other information professionals at the hospital, and half loaned out to clinicians to support their professional information needs.
- Presenter: Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
- Summary: Missy highlighted some apps that users may find helpful. She also opened the floor to invite attendees to share about their favorite apps as well.
- Sharing Experiences and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy / March 2013 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
- Neil Rambo, Director, Health Sciences Libraries & Knowledge Informatics, NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY
- Laraine Tursi, Director, Medical Library, Coney Island Hospital, NY
- Karen Parry, Manager of Information Services, East Brunswick Public Library, NJ
- Bridget Quinn-Carey, Chief Operating Officer, Queens Library, NY
- Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian/Assistant Secretary, State Library of Louisiana
- Emergency Preparedness Projects and Activities / February 2013 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
Summary: Representatives from damaged or destroyed academic, hospital and public libraries spoke on the state of their library/institution immediately following the hurricane, response efforts, follow-up activities and lessons learned to prepare for a future disaster. Rebecca Hamilton from the State Library of Louisiana also presented lessons learned from Katrina and changes they made that helped them prepare for later responses to Gus and Rita.
Presenter: Vickie Souve, Monroe County Department of Public Health, Office of Public Health Preparedness, Rochester, NY
Summary: Vickie gave a brief on the NLM demonstration project she completed in partnership with the Rochester Public Library’s Arnett Branch. She then discussed the importance of not just teaching people about preparedness, but about moving the community towards a state of readiness and how local libraries and response organizations might work together to do this.
- Award Recipient Project Reports / January 2013 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
- Award Recipient Project Reports / November 2012 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
Awardee: Mary Evans, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley: Medical Libraries at Benedictine, Kingston, and Margaretville Hospitals
Project: iPads and Clinical Staff: Using Mobile Devices to Access Evidence-Based Knowledge
Description: Their plan was to acquire five iPads. One would be for the use of the Benedictine librarian, and one would be for the librarian at Kingston Hospital. The third and fourth would be made available for loan to nurse educators or nurse managers at Benedictine and Kingston Hospitals for them to use and demonstrate in the clinical areas. The fifth one would be for use by the Director of Education and the Director of Nursing at Margaretville Hospital. All three hospitals have wireless guest access that would support the iPads.
Awardee: Beth A. Lewis, Fox Chase Cancer Center / Talbot Research Library
Project: iPads to Support Outreach, Mobile Technology and Instruction Outside the Talbot Research Library
Description: The award funded 3 iPads and relevant hardware/software for medical librarians to enhance and expand outreach reference service, to allow librarians to learn and use mobile applications of products, to support clientele in using these tools, and to increase visibility of the library and librarians in the institution.
Awardee: Debra Rand, Hofstra North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
Project: Exploring and Evaluating the use of iPad Technology in a First Year Medical School Curriculum
Description: iPads loaded with a defined group of textbook applications (apps), study/productivity tools, and medical related apps were distributed as a pilot project to a cohort of ten faculty and ten students to determine the feasibility, efficacy, and preference for this type of technology in improving access to health and scientific information in the classroom, the initial clinical experience (ICE), and in the student’s self‐directed learning. Usage was tracked, training was provided, and the technology was assessed to determine if requiring iPads is a viable technology solution for upcoming student classes.
Awardee: Mary Jo Russell, Vassar Brothers Medical Center / Health Quest
Project: “Librarians Without Walls” – Applying Mobile Technology to Virtual Library Services at a Regional Medical Center
Description: iPads were purchased to improve library services by allowing librarian/patron encounters to occur in any location. Improvements in services included immediate demonstrations, portability, instant access to e-resources in meeting settings, simplified exchange, and hands-on experience. Wireless access and portability allowed for a more proactive outreach to boost awareness of library resources and services, not only to in-house staff but also to underserved staff in areas such as outpatient therapy, oncology care, wound care, specialty surgery, ob/gyn clinic and home health.
Awardee: Cathy Boss, Booker Health Sciences Library – Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Project: Connecting Service Personnel, Veterans and Military Families to Health Information Resources via Mobile Outreach
Description: Booker's project proposed to develop an iPad mobile teaching lab and an iPad-based class on health information resources available for area service personnel, veterans, and military families in Monmouth County. The mobile lab would enable the Library to extend its outreach services beyond health fairs to area VFWs and American Legion facilities that do not have computer facilities. The mobile lab would also allow the Library to bring resources to the increasing number of homeless military personnel in the area. Library Services team members traveled to offsite locations in order to provide resource access to veterans and military families.
Awardee: Susan Santa, Health Reference Librarian, Syosset Public Library
Project: Consumer Health Outreach to Older Adults: Health Literacy Training in the Syosset Public Library and Local Senior Housing Complexes
Description: The Consumer Health Outreach to Older Adults project aimed to develop an education program to train older adult patrons to use computers and the Internet to access health information. The objectives of the project were: (1) to teach older adults about and assist them in making use of the rich online information resources available to meet their daily health information need;s (2) to adapt existing information training resources developed by the NLM and NIH for use by public libraries in the training of older adults; and (3) to increase the impact of the rich and authoritative online health resources of the NLM and NIH in particular NIHSeniorHealth and MedlinePlus. Susan traveled to a variety of local senior housing complexes in order to conduct training sessions.
- Award Recipient Project Reports / October 2012 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
Awardee: Patricia Carroll-Mathes, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC)
Project: Expanded Information Access for Public Health Workers: A Partnership between the Dutchess County Department of Health (DCDOH) and Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC)
Description: The Southeastern NY Library Resources Council partnered with the Dutchess County (NY) Department of Health and other departments in Dutchess County (Mental Health, Aging and Emergency Management), to expand the access to, and use of, freely available, quality health information by public health workers through a combination of education and training for the 130 person Health Department and to offer subsidized document delivery services through Loansome Doc and web-based interlibrary loan (ILL) request forms.
Awardee: Barbara Ciambor, Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLRC)
Project: Outreach Training to Unaffiliated Health Professionals
Description: Provided a training program to health professionals in the rural counties surrounding Rochester, NY: Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Training was how to identify and use reliable web-based and free information resources when they have a need for patient care or patient safety information. The emphasis was on unaffiliated health professionals, especially RNs and social workers, although other health professionals will also be welcomed to any sessions. To better reach target audiences in these rural areas, the training sessions were delivered via live and recorded webinars as well as through on-site training. It was proposed that there would be five onsite sessions and four live webinars. The live webinars were recorded and available on the CLIC-on-Health “For Local Health Professionals” site, as well as being freely available to anyone.
Awardee: Bridget Conlogue and Joanne Mullenbach, The Commonwealth Medical College
Project: Integrating Library Resources, Technology, and Point-Of-Care
Description: The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) librarians purchased 10 tablets for use by second year medical students, as a pilot program to enable convenient and easy access to clinical and health information via library resources while students are out in the field. Students were encouraged to take tablets with them into clinical settings, i.e., physician’s offices and hospital settings, for the benefit of patient education, to support their own learning and research, and to share with teacher physicians up-to-the-minute clinical information resources.
Awardee: Julia Sollenberger and Steve Clary, University of Rochester
Project: Spearheading the Transition to iPads in the Medical School Curriculum at the University of Rochester Medical Center
Description: The Library purchased iPads and associated software and accessories for the librarians, technology support staff, and e-Learning staff to the Library. Hands-on experience and training in iPad technology was intended to extend the knowledge base of those librarians and staff and prepare them to support the customers of the Library in their use of these mobile devices. In particular, the library prepared for the planned 2012 rollout of iPads to first-and second-year medical students. These devices were purchased and loaded with resources and apps deemed necessary for enhancing the students’ learning and information seeking.
- Award Recipient Project Reports / September 2012 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
Awardee: Kristina Flathers, Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children of The Nemours Foundation
Project: iRound: Bringing EBM to Family Centered Clinical Teaching Rounds
Description: The project outfited three General Pediatrics Residency teams with iPads; one each will be distributed to the senior resident, the attending physician, the librarian and the nurse. Each team member was given the capability to access electronic medical records (EMRs) through the iPad on the Nemours secure network and perform their own searches within the library portal for access to electronic EBM and library resources.
Awardee: Bruce Johnston, Robert Morris University
Project: Advancing Technology in Nursing Education: Integrating iPads into Clinical Practice and Patient Education
Description: Robert Morris Library and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, along with UPMC Passavant, used state-of-the-art technology to augment and improve nursing education as well as patient education activities. By adding iPad2 devices and relevant apps, this project improved the technology mix for accessing health information. Nursing students were the target audience, along with clinical instructors working with the student nurses on patient care units, as well as the RMU Clinical Faculty Instructor and Health Sciences Librarian.
Awardee: Joey Nicholson, New York University School of Medicine
Project: Pilot Project using Anatomy Apps and Mobile Resources to Improve Learning in the Anatomy Lab
Description: NYU purchased an iPad for the Education and Curriculum Librarian to support and demonstrate new anatomy teaching technology, as well as 30 copies of the Netter’s Anatomy Atlas iPad application and Grant’s Dissector through Inkling to be used on 30 NYU School of Medicine iPads supplied to the anatomy lab. At the beginning of their anatomy course, students received a demonstration from the Librarian of how to access and use the iPads that included an overview of what is in each of the apps and how they can be used to support anatomy education. Students were able to go back and forth between the 3D visualization and the reference applications in real time as they dissected cadavers to support their learning and retention.
Awardee: Cristina Pope, Upstate University Health System, Health Sciences Library
Project: Emergency Preparedness: Enhancing Communication and Access to Health Information Resources
Description: The pilot project's primary objective was to determine whether the incorporation of an iPad loaded with emergency preparedness resources and an online synchronous communication application would enhance the Emergency Preparedness Regional Partnership's ability to prepare for catastrophic events through planning; provide a forum to strengthen collaboration among emergency preparedness partners throughout the healthcare system; facilitate the development of exercises and evaluations; facilitate the delivery of emergency preparedness training and education; provide information sharing and communication between preparedness partners and build emergency response capability.
- NLM’s K-12 Resources / August 2012 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Elizabeth Irish, Assistant Director, Schaffer Library of the Health Sciences, Albany Medical College
Deborah Lyman, Columbia High School Librarian, East Greenbush Central School District
- Summary: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a variety of children’s resources that are freely available for use by librarians, K-12 educators and even parents. Learn about resources in Biology, Careers, Environmental Health Science/Chemistry, General Health and Genetics. There will also be time for discussion surrounding how to implement these wonderful resources into your setting. Also, Ms. Irish will share information about her current NN/LM MAR Award to provide outreach to the K-12 population.
- Group Licensing Initiative / July 2012 (Recording | Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
- Presenter: Robb Mackes, Group Licensing Initiative Project Manager
- Summary: Learn about the benefits of group licensing and joining the Group Licensing Initiative. The Group Licensing Initiative, formed in 2002 under the umbrella of HSLANJ, researches, approves and establishes relationships with vendors, negotiating all pricing and assisting members with licensing needs. MAR supports GLI in its efforts to connect libraries in the Middle Atlantic Region to cost-effective electronic resources. Currently, there are about 100 members, linking more than 35,000 physicians and 88,000 nurses in New Jersey, New York and Delaware, as well as 40,000 physicians and nurses in Pennsylvania.
- Value of Library and Information Services Update / June 2012 (Recording | Transcript)
Julia Sollenberger, Chair, Value Study Planning Group, Associate Vice President and Director, Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, University of Rochester Medical Center
Joanne Gard Marshall, Principal Investigator, Alumni Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Summary: The speakers presented the results and future directions of the Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care Study. The purpose of this study is to understand the value of the health library, information services and the librarian. A community-based collaborative research process was used to design the survey data collection instruments and protocol. This study is expected to generate substantial evidence regarding the impact of the library on clinical decision making.
- Presentation (forthcoming--submitted for publication)
- MAR Update / May 2012 (Transcript | Presentation (PDF))
- Presenter: Renae Barger, Executive Director, MAR
- Summary: The MAR Executive Director presented an update. This included highlights from our first year, along with staff introductions and plans for year 2 activities and classes.