Medical Library Pilot Project Award
Network organizations with a health science library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) are eligible to receive up to $15,000 to pilot innovative projects demonstrating emerging roles of medical librarians.
Medical Library Pilot Project Goals:
- To support medical librarians through pilot
projects that explore or demonstrate innovative roles
within their institutions;
- To promote library involvement in institution-wide
health information initiatives;
- To stimulate collaboration within the organization
to address local health information problems
Examples of Potential Medical Library Pilot Projects:
- Increasing health literacy and/or consumer
engagement through plain language
- Co-developing a knowledge-sharing project to impact
healthcare safety and quality improvement;
- Collaborating with clinical staff and/or patient
education staff on informatics projects such as electronic health records (EHRs)
or personal health records (PHRs) that incorporate library resources and
- Exploring roles for libraries in institutions that
have received or are seeking NIH Clinical and
Translational Science Awards (CTSA).
Eligibility:Applicants must be medical libraries in hospitals, health care agencies, or institutions that are members of NN/LM PNR. The member's librarian must be the project leader and must provide a letter of support from an administrative officer of the member institution. Applicants should inform NN/LM PNR of their intent to apply no later than August 01, 2013 by emailing email@example.com. Applications are due by August 30, 2013.
Period of Performance:
Activities must be completed by April 30, 2014. Extensions through August 30, 2014 may be permitted upon request.
The project leader will submit to the NN/LM PNR two short reports: a mid-project and a final report. The mid-project report should include a summary of progress toward completing goals, modifications made to original project plan, information on any training activities or exhibits conducted, lessons learned, and indications of increased recognition of the library's impact within the institution. If training activities or exhibits are conducted as part of the project, please submit an Outreach Activity Data Collection Form or Exhibit Report as appropriate. These forms are linked from the Project Reporting Toolkit at http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/toolkit.html.
The final report must be submitted within 30 days of project completion by the awardee using the forms available from the Project Reporting Toolkit. Content for the final report will include (but not be limited to): Executive Summary, Approaches and Interventions Used, Evaluation, Problems or Barriers Encountered, Impact, and Lessons Learned. Awardees must also submit an article summarizing their project for publication in the Dragonfly, the NN/LM PNR's blog.
Maximum fixed price award is $15,000, to be paid incrementally at the time of the award and upon receipt of the mid-project and final reports.
In making awards decisions, the NN/LM PNR will strive
for diverse geographic distribution throughout the five
states of the Pacific Northwest Region.
The following statement is required to be included in this solicitation to comply with regulations for annual appropriation of federal funds:
All awards issued under the NLM Contract with University of Washington are subject to the Government's availability of funds in compliance of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.232-18, Availability of Funds. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer.
Proposals must meet the following guidelines:
- If a web site is developed under this award, the web site must comply with Section 508 requirements for accessibility to people with disabilities [details].
- The awardee must acknowledge the support of NLM whenever publicizing the work accomplished as a result of this award [details].
- If a journal article is published as a result of this project, the final peer-reviewed manuscript must be submitted to the PubMed Central digital archive in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy [details].
The Application for Medical Library Pilot Project Award must be submitted via email attachment to Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit applications is August 30, 2013 .
For additional information contact:
Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, email@example.com
Telephone: (206) 543-3409, 1-800-338-7657 (within AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)