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Express Outreach Award Highlights: Community Emergency Preparedness Health Information Outreach Program in San Diego

by Naomi C. Broering, MLIS, MA, FMLA
Dean of Libraries
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
San Diego, CA

Typically, disasters strike when least expected and they surprise everyone! The greatest disaster risks in Arizona, California, and Nevada are wildfires, earthquakes, chemical or radiation hazards, terrorism, and disease epidemics, such as influenza. Access to immediate health information is critical and essential in times of crisis; and provision of recovery services directly affects people in need. What should we know before, during, and after a disaster? How can we prepare for such events, and how will they impact our community, libraries, and service organizations we rely on? The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) Library wanted to develop a community emergency outreach service, and we began preparations by attending two MLA CE classes on Disaster Health Information. Based on this instruction, new knowledge and skills, plus our teaching experience, we then submitted an NN/LM PSR Express Outreach Award proposal. (more…)

Express Outreach Award Highlights: Outreach to Students through College Health Services – Pacific Islanders Pilots

by Paul B. Drake
User Services & Document Delivery Librarian
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library, University of Guam
Mangilao, Guam

College students are at a time in life when habits are developed, and decisions are made that affect the direction and quality of their lives. Knowledge of accurate and reliable sources of health information is vital. (more…)

2013-14 NN/LM PSR Express Outreach Awards Announced!

Four outstanding projects were funded in response to the 2013/14 Request for Proposals: Express Outreach/Training/Technology Awards. These projects will be funded for approximately $9,000 each, for a period of 12 months, beginning May 1, 2013. The projects strive to improve access to health information for health professionals and health consumers, and to promote the awareness and use of products and services available from the NLM and the NN/LM. Target groups include K-12 students, faith-based organizations, and ethnically and culturally diverse populations in the region. (more…)

Express Outreach Award Proposals Now Being Accepted!

We are pleased to announce the Request for Proposals (RFP) for our popular Express Outreach/Training/Technology Award funding program for 2013-2014! For the next contract year (May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014), we intend to fund 4-5 awards, at a maximum amount of $12,000 each. The complete details, along with a link to the application form, are now available on the NN/LM PSR web site. Proposals received by March 15, 2013, will receive top priority consideration. (more…)

2012 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects Announced!

The National Library of Medicine has funded awards for the 19th round of AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects. Since the beginning of this program in 1994, NLM has continued its HIV/AIDS-related outreach efforts to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, state and local departments of health, and libraries, including public libraries. (more…)

NLM Funds Seven New Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects!

For the second year, NLM has funded seven projects for partnerships between libraries and organizations that have disaster-related responsibilities. The partnerships will work together to improve use of disaster medicine and public health information by librarians, health professionals, first responders, emergency planners, and others responsible for disaster preparedness response and recovery. Projects will increase the use of high-quality online resources on disaster topics, including those from the National Library of Medicine. One of the awardees is based in the Pacific Southwest Region. Congratulations to Naomi Broering at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA! (more…)

NLM Awards Informationist Supplement Grants to 7 NIH Researchers!

Nineteen applications were received in response to the NLM Administrative Supplement for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects funding program announcement (PA 12-158.) The supplement provides up to $50,000 in direct costs, plus indirect costs, for 2 years, to an active NIH-funded researcher, in order to bring needed information expertise into the research team. Applications were received from principal investigators currently funded by six NIH institutes: Aging, Cancer, Dental, Deafness, Eye and NLM. (more…)

Express Outreach Award Highlights: Diabetes Information Outreach to the Latino/Hispanic Population of Pomona, CA

by Patricia Vader and Frances Chu
Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library, Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

Pumerantz Library at Western University of Health Sciences received an outreach funding award in August 2011, to plan and implement a diabetes information outreach program to the Hispanic community of Pomona, located roughly 30 miles east of Los Angeles. This resulted in a pilot program to teach the community members about a range of topics related to diabetes, and how to use MedlinePlus to find information related to the health issues associated with diabetes. (more…)

What’s New in the RML Contract for 2012/13?

Our new contract year began Tuesday, May 1, 2012, and the biggest change involved RML leadership roles. Alan Carr is now the Acting Associate Director for the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region. He is an excellent candidate for this role, having worked with both RML Network Programs and Outreach Programs, including NN/LM membership, instruction for health professionals and public health workers, exhibits, and management of outreach funding. Former Associate Director Julie Kwan is neither gone nor forgotten! She has assumed the position of Associate Director of the UCLA Biomedical Library and the Science and Engineering Library. This role includes operational responsibility for the Biomedical Library, and she will serve as UCLA’s representative to the PSR Resource Library Directors group. The reason for this change was budgetary, and will allow the RML to continue a robust program for the region, with substantial training, funding, and outreach programs. (more…)

2012-13 Express Outreach Awards Announced!

Six excellent applications were received in response to the 2012/13 Request for Proposals: Express Outreach/Training/Technology Awards; five of which were funded for a period of 12 months, beginning May 1, 2012. Funding amounts are all approximately $12,000. The projects strive to improve access to health information for health professionals and health consumers and to promote the awareness and use of products and services available from the NLM and the NN/LM. Target groups include K-12 instructors and students, health sciences librarians partnering with researchers, public libraries desiring emergency preparedness mini-conferences, community college health services and students, and clinical faculty involved with a Patient-Centered Family Health Clinic model of care. (more…)