NN/LM MCR 2014-2015 Objectives
As part of the MidContinental Region’s contract negotiation with the National Library of Medicine, we develop a list of objectives for the year. We want you to know what to expect from us too! The following is a list of our intended objectives for 2014-2015. The objectives encompass services to our Network members as well as our outreach services. These objectives are also on our web site.
Assessment and Evaluation
- Respond to NLM questions and share ideas and information from the Region.
- Work with Resource Libraries to carry out RML programs, including signing and monitoring implementation of subcontracts for basic services, and assess Resource Library and coordinator experiences.
- Reconstitute the Regional Advisory Board and assess the impact of the Board on RML programming and the experience of Board members.
- Gather and assess needs of health sciences librarians and other organizations in the Region to ensure access to health information.
- Increase the capacity of Network members to do assessment.
- Monitor and evaluate NN/LM MCR programs to assess their effectiveness in improving access to health information.
- Identify and promote history of medicine collections in the MCR.
- Develop, promote, and provide training on resources and tools, especially from NLM and NN/LM, which increase Network member skills to develop projects and programs (includes ClinicalTrials.gov Results and MedlinePlus Connect).
- Submit program proposals at local, regional, state, or national events.
- Write and distribute articles about health information resources.
Health Information Literacy
- Exhibit at local, regional, state, or national events (including conferences where the target audience is affiliated with national initiatives).
- Manage and contribute to Bringing Health Information to the Community blog.
- Inform those who work with limited English proficiency (LEP) populations about multiple language resources.
- Encourage and/or support health information literacy collaborations that reach other networks and relevant organizations.
- Maintain State Library collaborations (includes Affordable Care Act (ACA) outreach).
- Become further involved in the Health Care Education Association.
- Investigate the value of librarian services in the cost of patient care.
- Support member librarians and access to health information during and after organizational restructuring.
- Support librarians to become involved in patient safety activities in their institutions.
- Support inclusion of librarians in team practice by highlighting their contributions to achieving value driven outcomes.
- Conduct drills or exercises to test the continuity of service plans on a regular basis.
- Involve Network members in RML infrastructure and outreach.
- Manage portions of the NN/LM Resource Sharing Plan (includes membership recruitment among K-12 and community college libraries).
- Develop/enhance and maintain MCR communication methods for accessing MCR program offerings.
- Research Lifecycle Class Members, and any other Network members interested in e-science, learn and share current e-science practices for librarians.
- Regularly monitor and disseminate technology developments.
- Lead four sandbox sessions per year.
- Create at least one Just Enough Learning vignette per project area.
- Provide consultations and assist Network members who cannot access NLM and NN/LM resources and services.
- Develop, enhance, and maintain the MCR game.
- Share effective practices from Network members via videos.
- Encourage Network members and community based organizations to explore the use of tablet apps.