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.

Funded Projects May 2006-April 2011

Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Project staff will promote library services throughout the hospital and Columbus Regional medical community including the AHEC students participating in clinical training. Staff will conduct presentations and in-services and programs about the library and NLM resources to promote the library which is located in a remote location. Displays and promotion materials about the newly refreshed library will be developed also.
May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010

DMH/St. Elizabeth's Hospital
The Past to Present - Promoting Library Services in the new St. Elizabeth's Hospital project will allow staff to highlight the resources of the health sciences library in the new hospital as an integral part of a life-long learning community. Orientations, in-person and online courses for employees and promotional materials are planned.
May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

Georgetown University Medical Center
The staff of the Dahlgren Memorial Library will promote hospital library services to the staff of the Georgetown University Hospital. The objectives of the project are to strengthen the position of the DML hospital informationist but demonstrating the value and skill of the librarian, promoting and advocating the DML hospital informationist role in patient care, patient safety and more, and increasing the awareness of DML resources and services. An assessment and promotional campaign will be undertaken with assistance of an outside firm.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

Mary Washington Healthcare
The Mobile Librarian Outreach project will allow the medical library staff to bring the library and its electronic resources to all the potential and current customers at the various sites of the health system.
April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011

Moses Cone Health System
The MCHS Library staff proposes to initiate a "Stick with the Library. I's Easy" campaign to promote ease of access to knowledge based resources as well as promote specific online resources to assist nurses in overcoming the time barrier to using MCHS Library materials. They will use the award funding to develop promotional tools for nurses that highlight east of access to the MCHS Library’s online resources.
March 1, 2010 - February 2, 2011

Mountain States Health Alliance
Project staff will increase the awareness of library services to clinical staff at five rural Southwest Virginia facilities. They will provide an introduction to and training on the use of PubMed and Loansome Doc.
May 1, 2009 - April 20, 2010

Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Library staff will increase awareness among patients about the library and consumer health resources. They will develop about these resources and distribute the marketing materials in waiting rooms on the Northeast Georgia Health System’s main campus, its satellite campus, and affiliated facilities. Staff will develop a virtual tour of the consumer health library to be added to the library’s public website.
April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011

Presbyterian Healthcare
Project staff will produce an informative bookmark to use as a promotional tool when presenting about Novant Health Sciences Library. Exhibits at community outreach events and to outlying practices are planned.
May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010

Rex Healthcare
he library staff will create awareness of the Rex Library by providing access to its language learning system, promote the AHEC Digital Library resources, and promote library services to affiliated primary care practices by providing bibliographies of consumer health materials.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

Rex Healthcare
Project staff will connect with library clients who are located in remote areas by using webconference software to provide training and journal clubs. Use displays to promote the library, trainings and journal clubs.
May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010

Saint Thomas Hospital
The Visible and Virtual: Sharing the Value of our Service project by the staff of the Julius Jacobs Health Sciences Library, Saint Thomas Hospital will develop virtual tours of the 3 system libraries, create new brochures about services as well as for the grand opening of two new libraries in the system and align the Jacobs Library more closely with the Planetree efforts of the hospital.
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
Project staff will help raise awareness of pre-diabetes risk factors and diabetes through library sponsored displays at community health fairs. They will purchase a display and promotional bookmarks to promote the library and educate the public about free resources such as MedlinePlus. Attendance at senior, Native American and Hispanic fairs is planned.
May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010

Washington Hospital Center
The staff of the William B. Glew, MD Health Sciences Library will host a Washington Hospital Center Author's Day 2010 celebration during National Library Week. The program will honor authors who wrote books, chapters, articles, poster, and more. In addition, the library will provide programming by a noted hospital neurologist.
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010