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Express Library Technology Improvement Awards

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A), as part of its outreach plan, offers the Express Library Technology Improvement Award to full primary access libraries and affiliate Network members in the region.

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


Funded Projects April 2006-May 2011

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Atlanta Medical Center
The staff of the Atlanta Medical Center Evatt Medical Library will purchase an all-in-one-printer/fax/scanner and Adobe software to enable staff and patrons to create publicity for library service, create and convert forms to electronic format , print documents in color, and more. Patron satisfaction will be evaluated.
September 1, 2008 - August 30, 2009

Baptist Health System, Jacksonville, FL
The Baptist Health System will purchase online catalog software to provide information about print and electronic resources available for on all hospital campuses. They will establish a circulation system which will provide excellent collection management capabilities and circulation control, using employee and medical staff personnel databases. The online catalog will help to reach the system goal of practicing evidence-based medicine by making our EB collection items more accessible.
August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2007

Beaufort Regional Health System
Update library computers to enable access to health information including AHEC Digital Library and consumer health electronic resources. Publicize new computer to hospital staff and provide training to staff.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
The staff of the Childrens' Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc will manage a library improvement project at the Hughes Spaulding Childrens' Hospital in inner city Atlanta. Equipment and resources will be purchased. Staff and clients will be trained on consumer health resources.
July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009

Columbus Regional Healthcare System
The staff of the Columbus Regional Healthcare System will purchase monitors, computers and digital frames to create eye catching digital updates about library services and resources.
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010

DMH/St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Funding will be used to purchase equipment and software for staff to use to produce research papers for publication. DMH/St. Elizabeth's Hospital
November 2, 2006 - October 31, 2007

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine
The library staff will purchase a equipment to enable document delivery. They will input of SERHOLD records and the participate in DOCLINE.
December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2009

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East Tennessee State University
The staff of Quillen School of Medicine Library will purchase equipment to enhance the services of the library by creating a digital conference room for library staff, faculty and students. The room will be used for electronic presentations and training purposes.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

East Tennessee State University
ETSU will purchase a video camera and microphone system and MacBook to enable the library staff to design and record tutorials on medical information and library services.
February 1, 2009 - January 31, 2010

Georgetown University
The staff of the Georgetown University Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Bioethics Library will purchase software and equipment to enable the development of web-based tutorials for their databases used worldwide.
October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010

Henrico Doctors Hospital
The medical library staff of Henrico Doctors' Hospital will purchase Cybertools for Libraries online public catalog. This will enable the library to offer knowledge management resources and allow hospital staff to remotely determine library holdings 24 hours a day.
September 1, 2008 - August 30, 2009

Holmes Regional Medical Center
The Holmes Regional Medical Center librarian will purchase computer kiosks to enable access to electronic health information in the new consumer health library to open this fall.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

Inova Fairfax Hospital
The Inova Fairfax Hospital will initiate data collection using award purchased software and design and develop customized reports to assist with collection analysis and management.
August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2008

Medical University of South Carolina
The staff of the MUSC Library will purchase equipment such as Kindle readers, flip cameras, and protector to increase electronic services in their information commons.
December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2009

Mercer University, Atlanta
The staff of Mercer University Swilley Library will purchase the software to enable the development of online subject guides and information guides about the library.
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010

Mercy Medical Center
McGlannan Health Sciences Library
Funding will be used to purchase software to enable electronic document delivery.
November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007

Moses Cone Health System
The Moses Cone Health System Library staff will use funding to purchase equipment to develop the MAPIN (Medical Authoritative Portable Information Now) project. They plan to increase accessibility of library knowledge-based health information resources to Moses Cone Hospital patient families and visitors; create mobile access points to assist Moses Cone Hospital staff and visitors in accessing authoritative health information; provide Librarian mediated information services in a variety of locations in Moses Cone Hospital, creating more visibility for the medical library and more convenient usability for the public and staff; and enhance the technology services provided by the library through the project’s portability and onsite document delivery.
August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2008

North Carolina State University
The staff of the NCSU William Rand Kenan, Jr. Veterinary Medicine Library will purchase a scanner to enable electronic document delivery to veterinarians and librarians locally, regionally and globally.
December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2009

Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Health System
Funding will be used to purchase online catalog software and training for the librarian.
November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007

Potomac Hospital
The library staff of the Potomac Hospital will purchase equipment that will allow them to provide mobile training classes to clinical staff throughout the hospital. The goal of the program is to initiate evidence-based practice into patient care in the hospital.
August 31, 2007 - July 31, 2008

Rex Healthcare
The Library staff will purchase equipment to enable them to promote newly acquired resources through AHEC Digital Library program by providing training and marketing to clinicians and staff educators by attending their staff meetings, by scheduling one-on-one meetings at their departments, or by visiting them on their off-campus locations.
August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2008

Riverside Hospital
The Riverside Regional Medical Center will use the award to fund the purchase of Smart equipment to enhance and expand their training programs to faculty, staff and students at the Riverside School of Health Careers as well as for the staff and physicians at the medical center.
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010

Saint Thomas Hospital
The staff of the three libraries in the St. Thomas Hospital system develop online tutorials and user aids so patrons can navigate the many platforms for their library catalogs and databases. The award funds will be used to purchase software to enable the development of the online tutorials.
October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009

Self Reliance Foundation
The staff of the Self Reliance foundation/Acceso Hispano Information and Referral will purchase software to develop interactive online communications with their community health center database network. The will create an online bilingual health resource library for consumers, stakeholders, health promortoras, and community health center network providers.
December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2009

Sentara Louise Obici Hospital
Funding will be used to purchase equipment and software to enable electronic document delivery.
November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Funding will be used to purchase equipment and software to enable electronic document delivery.
November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Funding will be used to purchase equipment and software to enable electronic document delivery.
November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007

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Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
Funding will be used to purchase equipment and software to enable electronic document delivery.
November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007

Sickle Cell Network
The Sickle Cell Network of Charlotte, NC will acquire hardware and software to develop a web site on sickle cell anemia. The will develop site content needs, identify available information and gaps, create content as needed, approve design and organization of website and test site. They will publicize its availability regionally.
August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2008

University Health Care System
The University Health Care System Health Sciences Library will purchase an electronic check out system to enable health care providers to view the library collection from the point of care.
November 1, 2008 - October 31, 2009

University of Alabama, Birmingham
The staff of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences will purchase a scanner to assist in the digitization of historical materials from the Reynolds Historical Library.
December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2009

University of Florida
The University of Florida will purchase wireless touch panel hardware and software to be part of the teleconferencing capabilities in a new collaboration center for faculty, staff and students.
February 1, 2009 - January 31, 2010

VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
Funding will be used to purchase a content management system and additional software for adding web and advanced patron search modules to the current library circulation system.
November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007

West Virginia Health Sciences Center Charleston
The staff of the West Virginia University, Health Sciences Center Charleston Library will purchase a color printer to improve publicity and promotional brochures as well as to photocopy articles with images needed in color.
December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2009

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