Express Hospital Library Promotion Award

The goals of the Express Hospital Library Promotion Award are to:

  • Strengthen the position of the hospital librarians by demonstrating the value and skill of information professionals.
  • Create institutional or public awareness about the library.
  • Promote librarian's role in the provision of health information for patient care, patient safety, evidence based practices or more.
  • Advocate for the role of the hospital librarian in institutional activities and projects such as emergency preparedness, social media introduction, management training, and more.
  • Share successful promotional campaign strategies and ideas with other SE/A hospital libraries.

For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please click here.

Descriptions of funded May 2006-April 2011 projects

Funded Projects May 2011-Present

Baptist Health System
The library at Trinity Medical Center has a very small physical space and it's location is not very prominent (we are located at the end of a hall that leads to a parking lot), so, as the only librarian, I am always looking for ways to expose the library’s resources to our target audiences. The library is open to all Trinity Medical Center and Baptist Health System employees (to include physicians, nurses, and administration), and we would like to increase our presence within the hospital by utilizing 3 wall-mounted TVs (one in the library, medical education lounge and resident call room) and a digital signage system in order to promote the library. The TVs will be programmed to showcase library hours and services, contact information, new books, CME course information, research week information, noon conference topics, etc., in rotating fashion. We would also display the names of award winners and donors to the library.
May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

Georgetown University
Consultant Christine Olson will review the results of the implementation of her 2012 promotional campaign and develop additional useful strategies to further promote DML services to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) in general and in particular to the MGUH Center for Patient Safety. Ms. Olson offers marketing consultation services through her firm, Chris Olson Associates. For the past 25 years Ms. Olson and her firm have been engaged by more than 75 different organizations and individuals to provide communications, marketing and training services to a wide variety of libraries, information services, publishers, knowledge management initiatives, and records management organizations. Hospital Informationist / Librarian Jonathan Hartmann will be primarily responsible for implementing the promotional campaign.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

Georgetown University Medical Center
This project will further promote and market the Dahlgren Memorial Library’s resources and services to Georgetown University Hospital.
May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

HIV/AIDS Empowerment Resource Center for Young Women, Inc.
The goal of eHAN (ERC HIV Advocacy Network) is to develop the technological savvy and enhance the knowledge-base and skillset at the individual level in order to research and comprehend reliable, accurate, and useful health information that facilitates better health choices and outcomes for client medical care and treatment. ERC proposes the following objectives to achieve this goal: Objective A—Coordinate and implement a one-day training course on mobile technology and social media to improve community health literacy and health education for eHAN affiliates, Community-based organizations, AIDS services organizations, peers, activists, and services providers by January 31, 2014; Objective B—Implement a metro-wide health literacy improvement campaign by March 31, 2014; and Objective C—Conduct a social marketing campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest to attract and identify interested persons and affiliates and expand eHAN membership by April 30, 2014.
November 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Howard University
June 2, 2014-April 30, 2015

Inova Fairfax Hospital
This project is intended to allow the Inova Fairfax Hospital Health Sciences Library staff identify, pilot, and implement strategies to serve increasing demands for information resources and services across boundaries and professions for all Inova affiliates as well as the community. These strategies would include but may not be limited to the following: live chat, webinars and online demos, online self-instructional educational modules, virtual interactive journal club, and desktop sharing for technical support. The target audience to be reached would include groups across Inova and in the community -- especially nurses, students, residents, faculty, practicing physicians, allied health professionals, and various community populations.
May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015

Johns Hopkins University, Bayview Medical Center
The goal of this project is to promote the community health library and its services to the patients and family members of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC) as well as to the surrounding community.
September 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital
The Biomedical Library will put together a panel of speakers and host a symposium on the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The symposium’s focus will be plagiarism and scientific misconduct—issues that appear to be on the rise worldwide with higher publication retraction rates throughout the scientific fields. Because a strong ethical culture is of paramount importance at our institution, we want to make sure that our hundreds of researchers are as well-informed as possible. Our symposium will bring together several experts—a mix of writers, editors, and researchers—who will make presentations and then answer questions from the audience. These events are an effective reminder of the way librarianship is connected to research and scholarship.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

Saint Thomas Health
The project objectives and outcomes are as follows: -Grow usage and expand awareness of all library resources - Simplify access to library resources by adding the EDS link to our website -Draw in new customers and cultivate a list of repeat customers -Build the libraries’ reputation as the go to organization for evidence in support of clinical excellence in patient care
May 1,  2015 - April 30, 2016

Shepherd Center, Noble Learning Resource Center
The objective for this project is to raise awareness and use of the NLRC’s resources that are available to patients, families, and staff. My hope is that promoting the NLRC with staff will result in more recommendations to patients and families to visit and use the resource center. Through these efforts the NRLC can become the first thought of the place to go to access resources when a patient, family member, or staff has an information need.
June 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016

Washington DC VA Medical Center
To pilot a clinical librarianship program in the medical service, the largest service in the hospital, including attending morning report three days a week, providing literature support at the moment a question is raised. I have already attended morning report three times, adding relevant information when appropriate.
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013