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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

New Funding Opportunity: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. These populations include but are not limited to men who have sex with men (MSM), African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos.

Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

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

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

Significance 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 $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on July 20, 2015.

The solicitation for the 2015 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site :

Primary Point of Contact:

  • Greg Benedict, Contract Specialist
  • Office of Acquisitions (OA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105
  • Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488
  • Phone: 301-496-6546
  • Fax: 301-402-0642
  • E-mail:

Secondary Point of Contact :

  • Shari Shor, Contracting Officer
  • Office of Acquisitions (OA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • 6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105
  • Bethesda, MD 20892-5488
  • Phone: 301-496-6546
  • Fax: 301-402-0642
  • E-mail:

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2015 RFQ.

Beyond the SEA Webinar – June 17 – Altmetrics

Note: To access the Recording or PowerPoint presentation, please contact the NN/LM SE/A office.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST) –

Presenter: Tara Brigham, MLIS, Medical Research Librarian, Winn Dixie Foundation Medical Library, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Andrew Youngkin, Outreach/Evaluation Coordinator at

Summary: Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, are forging a new way to capture the impact of not only articles, but also scholarly or research ”products” by tracking them when they are mentioned online, such as in blogs or social media platforms. While altmetrics have a lot of potential, there are also some limitations preventing their full acceptance alongside traditional citation metrics. In the presentation, we will review the basics of altmetrics and altmetric tools, discuss some possible concerns with this new metric, and explore various applications in libraries.

Presenter Bio: Tara Brigham graduated from the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science and History. In 2007, she earned a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time in graduate school, she explored the specialties of medicine and law by taking part in a practicum at the Ebling Health Sciences Library and an independent study at the UW-Madison Law School Library. In 2009, she decided to give up the snowy winters of Minnesota and headed south to Florida, where a year later she became the Librarian and Supervisor of the Winn-Dixie Foundation Medical Library at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. Currently she is also the Secretary of the Florida Health Sciences Association.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

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National Health Observances – June 2015

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Funding Opportunity: NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)

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Purpose The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other participating NIH Institutes and Centers solicit applications for administrative supplements to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, depending on each participating Institute or Center’s preferences, with active P01, P20, P30, P50, R21, R34, U01, U19, U24, UM1 and U54 grants. The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement(FOA) encourages eligible NIH awardees as described above, who are interested in integrating an informationist into their research teams for the above-stated purposes to begin to consider applying for this new FOA. Interested eligible awardees are encouraged to begin seeking collaborative arrangements with informationists at their institutions or another institution as appropriate. Informationists are information specialists, usually health sciences librarians, who have graduate training and practical experience that provides them with disciplinary background in biomedical, behavioral or biological sciences and in library and information sciences/informatics. Their cross training provides informationists with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis, management and use of information in research. Informationists work as team members with research scientists and health professionals, and are sometimes called in-context or ‘embedded’ information specialists.

NLM Contact Dr. Alan VanBiervliet,

For contact information for participating Institutes and Centers see the FOA.


  • Deadline for Applications – July 17, 2015
  • This program expires July 18, 2015

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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