The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund 2014-2015 Learning Partnership program is seeking organizational applications! Please distribute this notice to organizations who could benefit from a Sewell fellow.
The program places experienced librarians and information professionals within leading health care or research organizations in order for both partners to gain a better understanding of how best information sciences can be effectively applied in each environment. The Fund believes that this experience will facilitate a bridging of cultures resulting in a more creative and effective application of information science in the health care arena.
Host organizations will present a learning environment, a series of activities, and access to organizational leaders which will allow the librarian to more fully understand the nature of the organization’s work, its decision-making processes, the clients served and the health care issues addressed. The librarian will participate in team settings designed to utilize the librarian’s skills and knowledge in non-traditional ways. Immersion is the goal and expanded knowledge the anticipated result for both partners. To read about past Learning Partnerships, click http://www.sewellfund.org/2014CompletedLearningPartnerships.htm.
The Sewell Fund support covers salary and incidental expenses for twelve-month Learning Partnership fellowships. The deadline for applications from organizations to host fellows is April 15, 2014.
This includes organizations with emergency and disaster responsibilities. In 2012-13, the Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the Division of Out-of-Hospital Care in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the MESH Coalition jointly hosted Kacy Allgood, who became known as the “Ambulance Riding Librarian.” See Kacy’s recorded presentation for the Disaster Information Specialist Program on April 11, 2013, http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html
For more information:
Sewell website: http://www.sewellfund.org/2014LearningPartnershipsHosts.htm