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Free Outreach Resource: Shaping Outcomes Course

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Written by Nikki Dettmar, Evaluation Librarian, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (NN/LM OERC)

Contact Nikki at: snydern@u.washington.edu

Shaping Outcomes

Do you want to learn more about outcomes-based planning and evaluation (OBPE) for your outreach project but there’s no money in the training budget to do so?

Shaping Outcomes: Making a Difference in Libraries and Museums (shapingoutcomes.org) is available as a free online course that learners can start anytime and work on at their own self-navigated pace. While there are library and museum-specific examples provided in the course the concepts of learning more about target audience needs, how to clarify desired results, developing logic models and evaluating outcomes are applicable for most other organizations’ outreach projects as well.

Modules of the class are broken into five sections (Overview, Plan, Build, Evaluate, Report) with a helpful Glossary to learn OBPE terminology and a Logic Model template. Shaping Outcomes was developed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and previously was available as an instructor-led class.

More information specific to developing logic models in health information outreach programs is available from Booklet Two: Planning Outcomes-Based Outreach Projects, part of our resources on our Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) Evaluation Guides page at http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/guides.html.

Free Online Summer Class Announcement: Grants and Proposal Writing

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Class:  Grants and Proposal Writing

Where: Free, Online via Moodle. Moodle does not require a software download.

Presenter: Sheila Snow-Croft, MLIS, MA, Public Health Coordinator. National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region (NN/LM SE/A)

Register: http://nnlm.gov/sea/training/register.html

Date/Time: July 8-29, 2014

Registration Deadline: July 3, 2014

Three optional webinars (required for MLA CE contact hours):

  • Wednesday, 7/09/14: 11am – 12pm  ET / Common Mistakes
  • Wednesday, 7/16/14: 11am – 12pm  ET / The Proposal
  • Wednesday, 7/23/14: 11am – 12pm  ET / The Budget and Finishing Touches

Summary:  Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed including: documenting need, identifying the target population, writing measurable objectives, and developing work, evaluation, and dissemination plans.

The course uses Moodle, a free online course management system that does not require a software download. There will be three 1 hour Adobe Connect webinars along with discussions and a planning assignment. If attending the live webinars is not possible, recordings will be available for viewing afterwards. Participants who complete all requirements will be eligible for 4 Medical Library Association Contact Hours.

Upcoming Funding Deadlines, Webinars, and Online Classes

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

We recently discovered a technical error preventing many of our subscribers from receiving e-mail notifications of our SEA Currents articles. We encourage you to visit SEA Currents and browse through several of the articles published over the last several weeks. Here are a few highlights that may interest you:

Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Free Webinars

Upcoming Online Classes

New Funding Opportunity: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2014

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $40,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Friday, July 11, 2014.

The solicitation for the 2014 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Full and Open:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=72096960b3a499911a1c11cba24f8334&tab=core&_cview=0

Small Businesses can apply to a specific set-aside:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=58c7ca4bbb0feb9c38579a930c85cb53&tab=core&_cview=1

Primary Point of Contact:

Elena Leon

Contract Specialist

chaparre@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Phone: 301.435.4394

Fax: 301.402.8169

Secondary Point of Contact :

Robin Hope

Branch Chief, Contracting Officer

Robin.Hope@nih.gov

Phone: 301.496.6546

Fax: 301.402.8169

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2014 RFQ.

New Funding Opportunity: Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-14-001.html

We are pleased to announce that the NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08) FOA has been reissued today.

Purpose

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Preference will be given to applications that show strong involvement of health science libraries. Because this funding opportunity announcement focuses on providing health information to health disparity populations, institutions with demonstrated commitment to the needs of health disparity communities (including Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and other institutions in rural and socially disadvantaged areas) are encouraged to apply.

Applicants may request up to $100,000 per year in direct costs for 1 – 3 years. The amount requested need not be the same in each year for a multiple year project. This grant program does not cover facilities and administrative (F&A) costs, also called overhead or indirect costs. All applicants are required to submit a Research & Related (non-modular) Budget component. This one-time RFA has a single application deadline. Only electronic applications are accepted. For help on preparing a G08 application using the SF424 (R&R) Application forms package, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantInfoInstruct.html.

Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantInfoSys.html.

NLM Contact

Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

Deadlines

This funding opportunity expires July, 30, 2014.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland