To accomplish NN/LM’s mission, the MAR office will build a program centered on 4 core values: Involvement, Communication, Sharing and Transparency:
- We plan a structure that will actively involve Network member libraries. Our advisory structure will bring health professionals and public health workers, together with academic librarians, hospital librarians, public librarians, and librarians from other types of environments to offer diverse ideas and points of view.
- Through a variety of new and existing communication channels, we will focus on informing Network members about MAR and NLM activities.
- We will promote sharing of ideas and expertise among Network members.
- Information on funding opportunities and upcoming events will be widely disseminated, in advance, to encourage involvement of both new and continuing participants.
MAR staff will develop and offer a variety of free classes on NLM resources, and other topics of interest to Network members, such as Public Health Information, Grants and Proposal Writing, Electronic Health Records and Electronic Licensing. In the fall, requests for proposals will be invited for outreach awards for Network members to educate, train and partner with health professionals and consumers in their areas. Special awards will be offered to develop programs related to emergency preparedness, e-science, electronic health records and translational science. Additional funding will be provided for Network members to enhance technology, attend and offer training and participate at exhibits. We look forward to your creative efforts to make our programs a success.