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- Award Recipient Project Reports / January 30, 2014
Awardee: Nancy R. Glassman, D. Samuel Gottesman Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Project: Mac Books for the D. Samuel Gottesman Library Training Room
Description: Librarians at the Gottesman Library maintain a very active teaching schedule. Most training sessions are held in the training room. It is vital that the library upgrade its technology in order to keep up with the needs of users. The library added six MacBook Pro laptops to fulfill multiple objectives – enabling workshop attendees to learn more effectively in a familiar environment, allowing librarians to reach out to larger groups, and demonstrating to the Einstein community that librarians understand and are able to meet their needs.
Awardee: Irina Meyman, Health Sciences Library, Lutheran Medical Center
Project: It is All about the Apps
Description: The Health Sciences Library wanted to begin using iPads as new form of information management at the Lutheran Medical Center. The iPad would provide medical staff, and out-of-state residents, fast and easy access to the library resources and services. They purchased 13 iPads and used them to create a collection of medical applications, electronic textbooks and databases. This will greatly improve and enhance the delivery of healthcare information to the medical and nursing staff of the Lutheran Medical Center.
Awardee: Christina Rivera, Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC)
Project: mHealth: Exploring Mobile Health with iPads
Description: The Long Island Library Resources Council sought to utilize an emerging technology—the Apple iPad—for innovative discovery and dissemination of health-related information in a mobile format. iPads provide a number of unique medical and health-related applications (apps) that are designed for Apple devices and are available free of charge to our target audience, which is medical and health sciences libraries in Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island, NY. As a secondary aim, the devices would contain selected readings on how libraries are currently implementing these types of devices into library programs and services. This would include best practices information and current trends and issues involved with implementing these types of devices. Thus, allowing our target audience to gain current awareness and knowledge through self-guided readings.
Awardee: Jean D. Winstead, Health Sciences Library, Beebe Medical Center
Project: Technology Upgrades to Improve Access to Library Resources at Beebe Medical Center
Description: The Beebe Medical Center (BMC) Health Sciences Library provides a variety of resources and services to physicians, clinicians and staff. Beebe has not only been supportive of library initiatives but continued to utilize library services in new initiatives and promote the use of the library. But more up-to-date equipment was needed to assist clinicians and team members with their medical resources needs. Current equipment was heavily used and substantially out-of-date. The librarian had no laptop which would have been beneficial in promotional visits throughout the hospital and satellite locations. iPads would be extremely helpful to provide training opportunities at satellite locations where there may be limitations to accessing resources.