Skip all navigation and go to page content
NN/LM Home About SE/A | Contact SE/A | Feedback |Site Map | Help | Bookmark and Share

Information Technology and Policy Awareness Award

The Information Technology and Policy Awareness Award is to promote the awareness of and use of information and technology at conferences for health professionals, librarians or health consumers.

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

Funded projects from the May 2006 - April 2011 contract


Projects Funded May 2011-Present:

Medical University of South Carolina
The MUSC Library's Learning Commons is sponsoring a Technology Fair during the Fall 2013 Semester. This one-day event will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, for faculty, staff, students, librarians, media specialists, and educational technologists interested in emerging technology-enabled initiatives and educational innovation. Students, faculty, staff and librarians from five local colleges and universities will be invited as well as medial specialists and librarians from the Ralph A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Hospital, 3 major hospitals in Charleston County, and Charleston County's 16 public libraries. The goal of the Fair is to demonstrate projects and technology that promote collaboration across departments and colleges, and projects that find and incorporate digital content in meaningful ways in research, teaching, and learning. Faculty and Staff from across the university and within the Library as well as invited institutions and agencies will be encouraged to demonstrate their projects. As a result of attending the Fair, participants will have the opportunity to: 1. Learn about emerging technologies, key trends and challenges impacting teaching and learning. 2. Explore examples of technology currently being utilized in classrooms, libraries and other areas of MUSC and beyond. 3. Discuss how to effectively incorporate various educational technologies into their own work. 4. Share ideas and new techniques and tools to enhance teaching and learning. 5. Reflect on the potential for educational technology tools to promote critical thinking, learner engagement, and success. 6. Consider assessment strategies for the use of a variety of educational technology tools and instructional methodologies. The Fair will be held throughout the James A. Colbert Education Center/Library and adjoining horseshoe all located within the center of the campus
May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA
Connections: MLA Quad Chapter Meeting will be held at the Tremont Grand in Baltimore, MD from October 13 to October 16, 2012. This meeting will include four keynote/ panel discussions, most of which will address technology and policy issues.
May 1, 2012 - January 13, 2012

Southern Chapter of MLA
To feature a presentation by Sheri Fink, MD on the failure of technology under extreme conditions (specifically post Katrina) at the annual meeting of the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association,
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

Southern Chapter of MLA
The Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association will hold their 63rd annual meeting on October 17-20, 2013 in Ridgeland, Mississippi. This meeting will include a keynote speaker, invited speaker, and a panel discussion addressing scholarly communication issues. Since the meeting will be held just a few months after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will begin enforcing a delay in processing of non-competing continuation grant awards, one of the focuses of the panel will be compliance with NIH public access policy. One speaker from the panel discussion will share experiences using the P (PACM) system and how they helped make sure their faculty was in compliance. A possible second panel speaker will focus on copyright and author rights, how we can reach out to our faculty. The final panel speaker will address public access or open access publishing.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

Southern Chapter of MLA
Connections: MLA Quad Chapter Meeting will be held at the Tremont Grand in Baltimore, MD from October 13 to October 16, 2012. This meeting will include four keynote/panel discussions, most of which will address technology and policy issues.
May 1, 2012 - January 13, 2013

University of Maryland, Baltimore
In Spring 2015, the HS/HSL will be hosting a national symposium tentatively titled: Health Information: the Promise and the Reality. The majority of the award will be to support national level speaker honoraria and travel. We hope to distribute materials/presentations from the symposium on a flash drive to participants. This will be the culminating activity in our 200th Anniversary celebration.
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

University of Maryland, Baltimore
We are planning a day- long symposium that will highlight the emerging trends and importance of mHealth. mHealth is an evolving area in health care used in assessment and diagnosis of disease, preventative medicine, disease surveillance, patient self-management, health literacy, and patient health records. Its applications are broad in range, impacting individuals, health care professionals and organizations, health policy, and public health. The objectives of the symposium are to educate health care professionals on the integration of mHealth in delivery of health care, disease management, disease prevention, and future trends. The symposium will consist of a keynote speaker, panel discussion from experts in the field, demonstrations from vendors, and a panel discussion from the University of Maryland campus community on its activities related to mHealth. Topics covered will include patient self-management and self-monitoring, global health, and disease prevention. Possible presenters include Alain Labrique, who is leading the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative, Patricia Mechael, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance, and Susannah Fox from Pew. We will be inviting vendors to demonstrate new technologies and applications that can be applied in this field. The symposium is anticipated to take place on Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 at the Southern Management Campus Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Build a relationship between the Health Sciences Library (HSL), the Institute on Aging (IOA), community college, a long term care facility, or a nursing home. Perform a needs assessment of health information needs and geriatric education in a community college, long term care facility or nursing home. Explore mobile technology applications for community college, a long term care facility, or a nursing home. Create a plan of action for future project-geriatric training module incorporating NLM resources such as MedlinePlus and NIHSenior Health and other geriatric clinical resources.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

University of Puerto Rico
Their plan aims to hold two fairs, one at University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan to address Humacao and Medical Sciences campuses (September 2012) and another in University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus in Mayaguez for the Mayaguez and Arecibo campuses (November 2012).
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

University of Tennessee
To feature a presentation by Sheri Fink, MD on the failure of technology under extreme conditions (specifically post Katrina) at the annual meeting of the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association.
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

University of Virginia
Research Data and Technology Fair
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

University of South Carolina, School of Medicine Library
FY 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University
Provide a half day in-depth immersion in current science topics for librarians and library students who support scientific researchers with the following outcomes: Explain the structure of the field and its foundational ideas. Understand and be able to use terminologies for the field. Identify the big questions that this field is exploring. Discuss new directions for research in this field. Discuss what questions research in this field is addressing. Understand how research is conducted, what instrumentation is used, and how data is captured. Identify how researchers share information within their fields beyond publications. Share insights into what current research in the field is discovering and implications of these discoveries. Share insights into the current and future state of how researchers in specific fields collaborate with librarians. Identify new ways that librarians can support their research communities.

November 1, 2013 - April 30,2014