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Express Hospital Library Promotion Award

The goals of the Express Hospital Library Promotion Award are to:

  • Strengthen the position of the hospital librarians by demonstrating the value and skill of information professionals.
  • Create institutional or public awareness about the library.
  • Promote librarian's role in the provision of health information for patient care, patient safety, evidence based practices or more.
  • Advocate for the role of the hospital librarian in institutional activities and projects such as emergency preparedness, social media introduction, management training, and more.
  • Share successful promotional campaign strategies and ideas with other SE/A hospital libraries.

For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please click here.

Descriptions of funded May 2006-April 2011 projects


Funded Projects May 2011-Present

Baptist Health System
The library at Trinity Medical Center has a very small physical space and it's location is not very prominent (we are located at the end of a hall that leads to a parking lot), so, as the only librarian, I am always looking for ways to expose the library’s resources to our target audiences. The library is open to all Trinity Medical Center and Baptist Health System employees (to include physicians, nurses, and administration), and we would like to increase our presence within the hospital by utilizing 3 wall-mounted TVs (one in the library, medical education lounge and resident call room) and a digital signage system in order to promote the library. The TVs will be programmed to showcase library hours and services, contact information, new books, CME course information, research week information, noon conference topics, etc., in rotating fashion. We would also display the names of award winners and donors to the library.
May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

Georgetown University
Consultant Christine Olson will review the results of the implementation of her 2012 promotional campaign and develop additional useful strategies to further promote DML services to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) in general and in particular to the MGUH Center for Patient Safety. Ms. Olson offers marketing consultation services through her firm, Chris Olson Associates. For the past 25 years Ms. Olson and her firm have been engaged by more than 75 different organizations and individuals to provide communications, marketing and training services to a wide variety of libraries, information services, publishers, knowledge management initiatives, and records management organizations. Hospital Informationist / Librarian Jonathan Hartmann will be primarily responsible for implementing the promotional campaign.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

Georgetown University Medical Center
This project will further promote and market the Dahlgren Memorial Library’s resources and services to Georgetown University Hospital.
May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

Howard University
June 2, 2014-April 30, 2015

Inova Fairfax Hospital
May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015

Johns Hopkins University, Bayview Medical Center
The goal of this project is to promote the community health library and its services to the patients and family members of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC) as well as to the surrounding community.
September 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital
The Biomedical Library will put together a panel of speakers and host a symposium on the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The symposium’s focus will be plagiarism and scientific misconduct—issues that appear to be on the rise worldwide with higher publication retraction rates throughout the scientific fields. Because a strong ethical culture is of paramount importance at our institution, we want to make sure that our hundreds of researchers are as well-informed as possible. Our symposium will bring together several experts—a mix of writers, editors, and researchers—who will make presentations and then answer questions from the audience. These events are an effective reminder of the way librarianship is connected to research and scholarship.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

Washington DC VA Medical Center
To pilot a clinical librarianship program in the medical service, the largest service in the hospital, including attending morning report three days a week, providing literature support at the moment a question is raised. I have already attended morning report three times, adding relevant information when appropriate.
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013