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Training Awards

The goal of the SE/A Training Award is to improve health professionals’, librarians’ and the public’s skills in accessing electronic health information.

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

Projects funded from 2006-2011 contract


Funded Projects May 2011-Present

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Devry University South Florida
To support the delivery of five training sessions from January – March 2013 conducted at Miramar Branch Library by Dr. Mary Howrey.
January 5, 2013 - April 30, 2013

East Carolina University
Purchase a monitor and case for exhibits.
February 20, 2013 - April 30, 2013

Florida Health Sciences Library Association
Michelle Kraft will teach a 6-hour CE, The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare, to 35+ librarians at the FHSLA Annual Meeting, April 3-4, 2014 at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando, FL
May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

George Washington University
The library hopes to bring in a trainer for a one-day workshop on the topic of expert searching and working on a systematic review team. This skill will be essential for librarians, as faculty and researchers have expressed a need and interest for this service to be available from Himmelfarb Library. The goals of this training session would be as follows: • To understand the structure and purpose of systematic reviews • To review approaches to comprehensive literature searching, including selecting appropriate databases and harvesting search terms • To understand the purpose of the PRISMA checklist • To review options for organizing and presenting searches and search strategies • To explore ways in which librarians can assist in writing the systematic review methodology The program will be held at: Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library 2300 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20037. We estimate that 20 people will attend this training session.
September 29, 2011-April 30, 2012

George Washington University - NASN
GWU will host a course, Finding Healthcare information to support evidence-based practice, Wednesday, June 29, 2011 for National Association of School Nurses. This course is designed for school nurses who want to learn how to use free online authoritative resources to find evidence-based healthcare information to support their practice in schools. Using computers in this hands-on session participants will learn how to answer clinical and practice questions by finding information via freely available online information resources. They will explore PubMed, MedlinePLUS, and other resources freely available through the National Library of Medicine.
May 1, 2011 - June 30, 2011

Georgetown County Library
The entire $1,000 grant will be allocated to the budget expenditure category entitled “Personnel.” The amount will enable the Georgetown County Library to hire Rosemary Whitehead as a trainer at the rate of $250 per class for 4 classes. Those proposed sessions are described below in “Section 16: Outline of Training.” Ms. Whitehead has served as a Medical Librarian at the St. Francis Hospital from 2005 to the present, although she is currently working only part-time. Prior to that, she worked from 2001 to 2005 as the Training/Instructional Coordinator for the Delaware County Library System. Her Library Science master’s degree is augmented by considerable experience as a trainer and instructional coordinator. She has received several outreach awards for the NLM Middle States for consumer health. In that latter capacity, Ms. Whitehead did create and teach classes on information resources, software applications, and information management. She has developed tutorials and pathfinders to support curriculum and student success. She has coordinated with librarians on initiatives to enhance and to further development of state-of-the-art knowledge integration applications and online services and resources. She has also served as a Technology Committee Member of the National Library of Medicine. She also has a locally successful track record in Georgetown County, South Carolina, as a part-time resident of our area who has explained medical databases during prior workshops to our library system’s users and staff clearly and authoritatively.
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

Howard University
To do training at the Shaw branch library in DC.
April 1, 2013 - April 30, 2013

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team
Teaching participants how to use the Tablet to access the internet. How to use the Tablet to find reliable health information. Basic instruction on how to operate the device. How to download health related apps on the device.
January 5, 2013 - April 30, 2013

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team - Rural Health Information Training
Will conduct three(3) 2 - hours sessions at Refuge Outreach Ministries located in Lake City, SC. I. Basic Computer/Internet/Technology training II. MedlinePlus.gov Internet Searches III. Training in MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint for beginners IV. Using the iPad2 Blood pressure monitor V. E-mail access for those who don't have one.
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

MaFlo's Health and Awareness Team - Rural Health Information Training
Ma Flo's will target population/audience (about 50 - 125 Senior Citizens and young African Americans living in the Rural area on the Western part of Georgetown County) that suffer from diabetes, cancer, arthritis, hypertension, strokes, amputations, heart disease and a very high illiteracy rate in the community.
June 21, 2011 - April 30, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA
MAC will use this funding to cover travel and lodging costs for the featured speaker at the Hospital Librarians Dinner, Joanne Marshall, in addition to audiovisual/Internet charges at the hotel, October 11, 2011.
June 12, 2011 - April 30, 2012

Serenity Health and Wellness
Train 200+ elementary and middle school age participants. The training outline will focus on the following areas: I. Computer/Internet Training II. Nutritional Wellness III. Medlineplus.gov IV. Health Literacy V. Fitness The training will be six 1 hour sessions at the Team Up Afterschool Program and other afterschool programs.
November 15, 2012 - February 13, 2013

Serenity Health and Wellness - School Age Children
The training outline will focus on the following areas: Computer/Internet Training, Nutritional Wellness, Medline-plus.gov, Fitness and Health Literacy
The training will be three 1 hour session for two months for a total of six sessions at Team Up summer camp and other summer program.
June 21, 2011 - April 30, 20112

Southern Regional AHEC Information Access Center
To fund Dr Darren DeWalt to speak at "Integrating Health Literacy into the Patient Centered Medical Home," April 5, 2013.
December 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

Tennessee Health Science Library Association
We will use the award to reimburse Judy Burnham for expenses to travel from Mobile, Alabama, to Nashville, TN. These expenses will include airfare and hotel expenses. Tennessee Health Science Library Association (THeSLA) will cover other expenses.
May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Tennessee Health Science Library Association - Saint Thomas Health Medical Libraries
The entire $1000 will be used to pay travel expenses for Alisha Miles, Manager of Library Services at Simon Schwob Medical Center. She is the keynote speaker for our event.
November 1, 2012 - January 30, 2013

University of Florida
To cover the costs of a featured trainer, Koji Lum, PhD.
March 25, 2013 - April 30, 2013

University of Florida
From October 10th to December 2nd, the University of Florida’s Health Science Center Library will host the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons”. The exhibit celebrates the achievements of these pioneers in medicine by highlighting four contemporary African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers. To accompany the exhibit, the HSC Library will be hosting a series of events focusing on under-represented minorities in the health professions, with programming targeted to University of Florida faculty, staff and students, as well as high school and other students in the community with an interest in the health professions as a career. Section 16 of this proposal lists all of the events to be held during our exhibit. Dr. Levi Watkins will be the featured speaker during this celebration of academic surgeons. Dr. Watkins is the world renowned surgeon who implanted the world’s first human implantable automatic defibrillator and he is currently the Associate Dean of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Professor of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Watkins has agreed to be our keynote speaker, and we are seeking funding for his honorarium and partial travel funding. We request $1000 to cover partial costs related to Dr. Watkins’ visit to Gainesville - $500 to cover Dr. Watkins’ honorarium, and $500 toward travel [economy class round trip airfare from Baltimore to Gainesville, and lodging at $120 per night for two nights (night of arrival and night of presentation)].
October 19, 2011-March 1, 2012

University of Maryland, Baltimore - GIS Training
The award will used to cover the stipend for our GIS trainer, Julie Spangler. The full stipend is estimated at $1800-$2000, based on the trainer’s salary as an adjunct faculty member in the Geospatial Applications Program at the Community College of Baltimore County. The rest of the stipend and other expenses will be covered by a fee of $100 for faculty, staff, and community members, and $25 for students and/or by the University of Maryland Health Sciences Human Services Library. In-kind time will be provided at no cost by faculty/staff from the University of Maryland and staff from the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center to plan and coordinate the training.
December 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013


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