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COA 2011-2016: Arizona Outreach

The Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), at the University of Arizona has been involved in outreach to the State of Arizona since its inception in 1967. As a publicly funded land grant university, both the College of Medicine and the university itself were and are very proactive and supportive in this arena. AHSL feels it is critically important to share not only resources (via ILL) with Arizona institutions and unaffiliated professionals, but to also share the expertise of AHSL librarians who address the information needs of individuals by expert searching, training, improving access, and the like. AHSL?s outreach efforts involve a wide range of groups, as noted in the Target Population Section. In all activities, the primary focus is promoting NLM resources as reliable and trustworthy resources and AHSL as a local (statewide) resource. AHSL will work to raise the issue of health literacy. We focus on training, visibility, and identifying partners to work on health information access issues. Primary Objective: To provide extended health information outreach in Arizona. The goals of this project are to: 1. Extend the reach of the NN/LM by engaging the staff of the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), the NN/LM Resource Library in Arizona; 2. Work with staff of AHSL to plan and carry out the outreach activity in Arizona 3. Involve AHSL staff in PSR planning and training opportunities

Organization:
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Health Sciences Library
Department:
Arizona Health Sciences Library
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Community Based
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Sunday, May 1, 2011 to Thursday, April 30, 2015
Funding Amount: 
$40,000
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Students - Health Professionals
Librarians - Health Science
Health Professionals - Public Health Workforce
Librarians - Public/Other
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - All Types
Students - K-12
Students - College
Other
Population
American Indians
Hispanics/Latinos
Youth-Teens