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Express Library Technology Improvement Awards

Potential projects include but are not limited to: Purchase of a single software package or the necessary equipment to enhance or start a specific library service such as electronic document delivery, remote reference or information services, mobile services.

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

Projects funded May 2006 - April 2011


Funded Projects May 2011-Present

Floyd Medical Center
The Leveraging Technology project will: Make Apple iPads configured with search and retrieval resources and tools for searching, evaluating and retrieving knowledge-based resources specific to Nursing available to PEP candidates on a loaner basis, Increase access to and use of reputable, evidence-based search engines, Improve frequency and success in resource retrieval for research and evidence-based patient care, and Evaluate appropriateness and comprehensiveness of databases, search engines, and full-text resources available without paid subscriptions, for meeting nurses needs.
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

Georgetown University Medical Center
This is a project designed to deploy and assess the utility of a 3-D printer in support of the clinical & educational activities at the Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSoM) and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). The 3-D printer will be deployed in the Instructional Technology Lab which is a component of the Instructional Technology Design and Development Division (ITDDD) http://dml.georgetown.edu/5044.html. ITDDD is located in DML and reports administratively to the Director of DML. The 3-D printer will be made available to faculty, staff and students at GUMC to provide exploration of the clinical utility of the 3-D printer. In addition, the 3-D printer will be used by the course directors for the Georgetown University Mini-Medical School http://som.georgetown.edu/prospectivestudents/specialprograms/minimed. The Georgetown University Mini-Medical School is taught in the Fall and Spring continuously. Anatomical organs and other modeling for teaching purposes will be developed using the 3-D printer. In addition, the 3-D printer will be brought to the Mini-Medical school educational sessions so that course participants may view the process by which organs and prosthetic devices are constructed, modeled and printed.
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center
Provide equipment for patron use.
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

HIV/AIDS Empowerment Resource Center for Young Women
The goal of eHAN (ERC HIV Advocacy Network) is to develop the technological savvy and enhance the knowledge-base and skillset at the individual level in order to research and comprehend reliable, accurate, and useful health information that facilitates better health choices and outcomes for client medical care and treatment. ERC proposes the following objectives to achieve this goal: Objective A—Coordinate and implement a one-day training course on mobile technology and social media to improve community health literacy and health education for eHAN affiliates, Community-based organizations, AIDS services organizations, peers, activists, and services providers by January 31, 2014; Objective B—Implement a metro-wide health literacy improvement campaign by March 31, 2014; and Objective C—Conduct a social marketing campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest to attract and identify interested persons and affiliates and expand eHAN membership by April 30, 2014.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

Mayo Clinic
June 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

University of South Alabama
To inform patients waiting for heart surgery about the procedure, CABG or valve replacement. To inform patients waiting for heart surgery about what to expect after surgery. To create more awareness of patient information service throughout the hospital by having the librarian seen on the floors and interacting with patients.
August 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

VA Tennessee Valley Heathcare System
Continue to provide state-of-the-art internet services to TVHS Veterans for personal and professional needs. Continue to support cognitive-communicative treatment. Enhance ability to deliver Veteran’s Health Education. Provide high speed internet so that computer time will be more effectively used.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
Provide state-of-the art internet services to TVHS Veterans for personal and professional needs. 2. Increase ability to support cognitive-communicative treatment and other modalities not yet requested but needed. 3. Increase ability to deliver Veteran’s Health Education. 4. Provide high speed internet so that computer time will be more effectively used.
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013