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Enhancing Health Information Access After Hours in a Hospital Setting

The aim of this project is to enhance access to health information for users of the Matthews-Fuller Library Health Sciences Library (MFHSL) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) when the information desk is not staffed. The desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM, but the space is open to and widely used by medical students, residents, nurses, and DHMC providers 24/7. This project consists of two initiatives. We will purchase and install a set of digital lockers in the hallway outside of the library that can be used to provide after-hours pickup of checked out materials to providers who are unable to visit the desk during working hours. We will also purchase and set up a computer kiosk that patrons can use to look up items, submit a research request, or find materials related to common questions.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Rural
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Educator, college & post-grad
Health care provider
Public health professional
Researcher
Student, college & post-grad
Project Lead:
Amanda Scull
Funding Source: 
NER
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$1900
Funding Period:
May 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded