Archive for the ‘Grants and Funding’ Category
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced second round funding opportunities for TexShare Libraries to Go Mobile. Intent forms are due by July 31, 2013.
Project Goal: To ensure that member libraries have a mobile presence useful to, and used by, their customers.
Purpose of Funding Program: TSLAC will support Texas libraries or library consortia interested in building or expanding their mobile presence through mobile accessible library catalogs, mobile accessible library web sites, and/or mobile apps. This can include design changes to existing site/catalogs or complete alternatives specifically made for the mobile environment.
TSLAC has assisted over 50 libraries enhance their mobile presence this year. Examples include:
• Mobile users can send research articles and other documents to library printers from their mobile devices.
• Students and faculty can view videoed lectures and presentations via the library’s mobile app
• Library users can access a mobile-friendly library catalog module
• Library users can access a mobile-friendly library website, including program calendar
• Library users can use QR codes printed in community publications to connect to library events or services.
• Library staff have access to mobile devices to test the new mobile technologies and to help patrons with them.
Funding available for FY2014 (September 2013 – September 2014)
TSLAC is offering subsidies ranging from $3,000 to $15,000 (depending upon library type and size). Intent forms are available at the program website.
Round 2 Timeline:
June 24, 2013: Library Intent forms available on TSLAC website. July 31, 2013: Last day to submit an Intent form. August 31, 2013: Last date to submit a Round 2 Project Summary Form. October 1, 2013: If project includes a subscription, latest start date for full 12-month funding. September 30, 2014: Projects completed; All items must be delivered; Subscription funding concludes Fall 2014: Project reports due.
Questions can be addressed to Beverley Shirley at email@example.com or by phone to 800-252-9386.
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Created in 2006, and currently funded by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program aims to facilitate and accelerate the translation of laboratory discoveries into new and better preventive and treatment solutions to improve human health.
At the request of the NIH, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a consensus committee to review the mission and strategic goals of the CTSA Program. The committee’s report, The CTSA Program at NIH: Opportunities for Advancing Clinical and Translational Research, offers key opportunities for action and recommendations to guide the program and ensure future success.
The IOM committee finds that the CTSA program is contributing significantly to advancing clinical and translational research, and recommends a number of revisions that could make the program more efficient and effective and could ensure future successes. If enacted, these changes would help establish the CTSA Program as the national leader for advancing innovative and transformative clinical and translational research.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) is home to six CTSA funded institutions. Last year the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Briscoe Library in San Antonio, Texas and the TMC Library in Houston, Texas each received funding from the NN/LM SCR to promote community engagement and encourage library support of CTSA programs.
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Are you a junior librarian (minimum of 3 years experience) interested in becoming a library director? Would you like to know the attributes, skills and other qualities necessary to become a leader? If so, consider applying for the NN/LM SCR Emerging Leaders Award.
The NN/LM SCR is partnering with the South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium to offer this award to motivate and prepare a junior librarian for a position of leadership in an academic health sciences library.
The award will pair a librarian with an academic health sciences library director who will serve as his or her mentor. The award will include visits to the mentor’s library, the SCAMeL meeting at SCC/MLA, and the NN/LM SCR office.
More information and to apply online is available at the NN/LM SCR Funding Opportunities page.
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 – 2014 Mobile Applications Project Award
Name of Institution: University Health System-CareLink, San Antonio TX
Title of Project: CareLink iPad Mobile Patient Education Initiative: Using MedlinePlus Videos to Reach the Underserved
More information is available on our Previously Funded Projects page.
Friday, May 24th, 2013
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013-2014 Disaster Preparedness Award:
Institution: Louisiana Health Sciences Center Library – Shreveport, Shreveport LA
Project Title: Are You Prepared? Promoting Disaster Preparedness in Northwest Louisiana through the Public Libraries
Project Director: David Duggar
More information on all NN/LM SCR Funded Projects are available at our Previously Funded Projects website.
Monday, May 20th, 2013
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013/2014 Electronic Consumer Health Outreach Award.
Name of Institution: School of Information, University of Texas at Austin
Title of Project: Improving Low SES Older Adults’ Ability to Evaluate the Quality of Online Health Information
Project Director: Yan Zhang
Name of Institution: Louisiana Health Sciences Center Library – Shreveport, Shreveport LA
Title of Project: Do I Need to Worry? Mental and Developmental Checklists for Parents – Development and Education Program
Project Director: Julia Esparza
Friday, May 17th, 2013
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 Express Outreach Award:
Institution: Arkansas Cancer Coalition, Little Rock AR
Project Title: Ensuring informed decision making among medically underserved rural cancer patients via collaboration, education, and technology
Project Director: Gail Lowery
Institution: Easter Seals Arkansas, Little Rock AR
Project Title: Health-Able: Integrated Health Information Literacy for Families of Individuals with Disabilities
Project Director: Linda Rogers
Institution: Mercy Hospital, Fort Smith AR
Project Title: Mercy Home Health: Healthcare Information for Home Health Patients and Outreach Services for the Fort Smith Asian Community
Project Director: Pat Morris
Institution: Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center, Slidell LA
Project Title: 2013-14 SEL-AHEC Community Outreach
Project Director: Helen Caruso
Institution: University of Oklahoma – Tulsa, Schusterman Library
Project Title: Operation School Nurse: Health Information Outreach to School Nurses in Tulsa County
Project Director: April Schweikhard
Institution: Face to Face Enrichment Center, Gonzales LA
Project Title: Project Connections Baton Rouge: Your Link to Health Resource Information
Project Director: Gabrielle Johnson
Institution: Texas Woman’s University, Dallas TX
Project Title: Educational Service Learning Model for Developing a Consumer-Centered Health Literacy Toolkit
Project Director: Shelly Burns
Institution: University of New Mexico Health Science Library and Informatics Center, Albuquerque NM
Project Title: I Heard it on the Radio
Project Director: Gale Hannigan
Friday, May 17th, 2013
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce for the third year the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve disaster medicine and public health information access for health professionals, first responders, and others (paid or volunteer) that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information needs assessment;
- Roles in providing disaster health information;
- Practices and methods in information sharing;
- Skills development;
- Information retrieval;
- Resource development; and/or
- Document access.
Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information in a way useful to all-hazards preparedness, response and recovery workers, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality, all-hazards, and emergency topics. The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations on disaster health information needs among and to the mutual benefit of librarians, information specialists, or informationists and the disaster workforce.
Eligible projects will be based on a partnership or collaboration that includes at least one library or information center and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities.
Awards are offered for a minium of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 for a one-year project.
Information about previous years’ projects: 2011 projects and 2012 projects.
Proposals are due to NLM on June 20, 2013 by 2 pm ET.
Friday, May 10th, 2013
Congratulations to Leta Dannelley, from CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Corpus Christi TX, recipient of the NN/LM SCR Hospital Library Promotion Award!
Project Title: The Health Sciences Library – A Hidden Treasure Revealed
This project will increase awareness of the Health Sciences Library at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System through a promotional campaign of library services. This campaign will include the creation of a video for new physician, resident, medical student and new associate orientation; designing a library web page to connect patrons with library resources via the intranet; and taking the “show on the road” to six hospitals.
Read about previous years’ funded projects.
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Congratulations to the 2013 /2014 NN/LM SCR Professional Development Awardees:
Awardee: Carolyn Bridgewater
Institution: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans
Conference: American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition
Awardee: Stephanie Cheramie
Institution: Lafourche Public Library, Thibodaux LA
Conference: American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition
Awardee: Lisa Huang
Institution: Collin College, Denton TX
Conference: First Science Boot Camp for Libraries in the West
Awardee: Joanne Romano
Institution: The TMC Library, Houston TX
Conference: First Science Boot Camp for Libraries in the West