Lunch with the RML Schedule
When: Held last Thursday of each month, Noon - 1 pm / Archives
- Diasaster-Related Awardee Project Reports / July 31, 2014
- Bridget Quinn-Carey, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Queens Public Library
- Michele Stricker, Associate Director, Library Support Services, New Jersey State Library
Bridget will provide a report for the Queens Library Mobile Health Information Classroom: Superstorm Sandy had a devastating effect on the residents of Far Rockaway. Two Queens public libraries were severely damaged and will be under repair for some time. Mobile units were being used. This award supports technology purchases for Queens Library to offer health information services within the mobile units.
Michele will provide a synopsis of two NN/LM MAR funded events that took place following Superstorm Sandy. The primary goal of these events was to enhance emergency preparedness and response capabilities so the libraries can engage in disaster response in their communities. As a result, a cohort of public libraries proceeded to receive additional NN/LM MAR funding to partner with emergency planners in order to increase awareness of the value of a public library before, during, and after a disaster.
- Awardee Project Reports / August 12, 2014
Awardee: Ophelia Morey, Associate Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Buffalo
Project: Bridging the Gap II: Outreach to Improve Public Awareness and Access to Health Information
Description: This project will target primarily the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL) adult library patrons including seniors who visit urban, suburban and rural library locations, in addition to health-related professionals who may serve these areas. The purpose of this project is to inform the target population about health information available from the partnership between the B&ECPL and the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (UB HSL), including increasing awareness about resources and services of the National Library of Medicine.
Awardee: Christopher Tosh, Coordinator, Hospital Library Program, Capital District Library Council
Project: Capital District Hospital Library Catalogs Technology Improvement Project Proposal
Description: The Capital District Library Council (CDLC) will purchase and implement web-based public access online library catalogs for 11 hospital libraries that are members of CDLC’s Hospital Library Service Program. CDLC will also create a new union catalog of 11 hospital libraries. Making these catalogs and their holdings available online will provide faster and more efficient access to library health and medical information resource holdings. Efficient access to information will improve the provision of healthcare to the patients and clientele of these member hospitals.