Express Planning and Assessment Award

The goals of the Express Planning and Assessment Award are to:

  • Determine the feasibility of a future outreach project with specific populations or with unaffiliated health professionals..
  • Assess community or target population’s need for or interest in a project.
  • Develop statewide emergency preparedness and response plans.
  • Develop a special interest library consortium or network.

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

Funded Projects May 2006-April 2011

Alabama Health Libraries Association
The Alabama Health Libraries Association will holding a planning session for members in September, 2009, in Mobile to o Increase awareness of the need for disaster preparedness and service continuity plan in Alabama libraries o Identify current institutional disaster preparedness and recovery programs within the state o Build awareness of resources available among participants to encourage library disaster preparedness and services continuity plans o Discuss on the state-wide disaster preparedness and services continuity plan. AlHeLA officers and SE/A representatives will lead the sessions and discussions.
August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2010

Florida State University
The project will involved the development of a strategic plan and network for Florida medical and consumer health information delivery. Project objectives include: 1. Establish an organizational structure for coordinating the planning for improved access to medical and consumer health information resources and services; 2. Identify available medical and consumer health information resources and services in the state that could benefit from a coordinated strategic plan; 3. Develop a base to improve access to existing medical and consumer health information resources and services; 4. Develop a base to increase Florida residents’ knowledge of medical and consumer health information resources and services available statewide, that might include development of a Florida “Go Local” resource and/or an expanded health information portal for Florida citizens; 5. Strengthen public and health sciences librarians’ knowledge and skills regarding the provision of medical and consumer health information resources and services; and 6. Increase the use of and access to medical and consumer health information through the Florida Electronic Library (FEL).
September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2008

Inova Fairfax Hospital
During the planning for the Health Literacy Initiative: Expanding Community Partnerships initiative, the staff hopes to achieve four objectives: 1.) Plan for the expansion of Inova's current health literacy initiative to include a variety of community groups. 2.) Identify groups relevant to project, promote project to them and invite them to join the planning efforts. 3.) Build a connection with the doctoral students in the new George Mason University PhD program in Communication with an emphasis in Health and Strategic Communication and plan for the development of research studies in the area of health literacy to be completed within Inova facilities or through other community partners. 4.) Share the plan with all groups involved including leadership at the Inova Health System, the Fairfax County Public Library, identified partners at George Mason University, and other community groups important to the implementation of the expanded health literacy initiative.
October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
The Library and the Community Relations department will work to establish a faith based partnership program in Baltimore. The Bayview staff will assess the interest of local churches and determine way that the hospital can become effective an partner. A series of meetings and exploration of opportunities with partners are planned.
November 1, 2009 - October 31, 2010

The Lloyd Society
The Lloyd Society will assess how justice health providers access health care information by in-person interviewing and paper survey at three justice facilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania. In addition a webinar on the introduction of publicly access information resources is planned.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2010

Mercer University
The Mercer University Library/LRC staff will hold a planning session on emergency preparedness for GaIN member libraries. The day long session will include 10-Step to Service Continuity training and discussion of the development of "buddy plans" for members.
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

Morehouse School of Medicine
The Morehouse School of Medicine Library staff will hold a planning meeting of the eight HBCU schools to discuss the formation of the Consortium of African American Public Health Program Libraries. The planning session will be held in conjunction with the Consortium of African American Public Health Programs meeting in Nashville, TN in April 2008.
March 1, 2008 - February 28, 2009

Tuscaloosa Public Library
The staff of the Tuscaloosa Public Library will perform a community needs and interest assessment regarding the establishment of a consumer health information center at the McKenzie Courts Housing Project. They will also offer training in consumer health to library staff in anticipation of opening the center.
October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham
The staff of the UCP of Greater Birmingham will conduct the Health Services training for Individuals with Disabilities project. The primary goal of the project will be to conduct a needs assessment related to access to digital health information among health care providers, consumers, caregivers and service coordinators to inform the development of training modules.
October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009

University of Florida
Hold three planning meetings with leaders of eight academic health science libraries throughout Florida: Florida Atlantic University- Boca Raton, Florida International University-Miami, Florida State University-Tallahassee, Nova Southeastern University- Fort Lauderdale, University of Florida-Gainesville, University of Miami- Coral Gables, University of Central Florida-Orlando, University of South Florida-Tampa, Florida. Project objectives include: Complete a Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats (SWOT) online survey related to statewide collaboration from which to plan future projects and opportunities; strategize to eliminate duplication of effort/services especially related to delivering services efficiently as partner members of the NN/LM resource library network (For example, it would be more efficient to designate a primary Loansome Doc provider for the state rather than support duplicate infrastructure in each of our libraries to provide this service;) plan for statewide collaborative collection development to conserve funds and eliminate duplication; identify new areas of potential collaboration; ensure a stronger network through shared communication, and knowledge of assets.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

University of Florida
The staff of the University of Florida Borland Health Sciences Library in partnership with the New Mt Canaan Missionary Baptist Church will develop a plan for a model program to address low health literacy levels for urban, inner-city, faith-based organizations. Also, they will conduct literacy level assessments of members of initial outreach partner organization and issue a report for follow-up,additional funding, and implementation of plan.
November 1, 2008 - October 31, 2009

University of Maryland, Baltimore
The emergency state coordinator for Maryland will convene a meeting of public, academic, and health sciences librarians from around the state to determine the role of the librarian in service continuity during an emergency. The objectives of the meeting are to begin planning for a statewide process on creating or improving existing plans, identifying key personnel and institutions in the region to partner.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The staff of the Health Sciences Library will hold a planning meeting to begin to develop a statewide back-up network for hospital libraries in the event of an emergency. The session will include the 10 Step to Service Continuity class, discussion of MOUs and MAAs, and planning for an emergency back-up network.
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010

University of South Carolina
The staff of the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine Library will build partnerships between libraries and community emergency management personnel in South Carolina. The project will involve planning, coordinating, and hosting a state-wide emergency preparedness conference focusing on strengthening and expanding the public library partnerships with first responders and community management personnel in South Carolina. The conference will be held in Columbia and include panel presentations followed by break-out sessions with library leaders and community emergency management personnel.
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
The PI will research current and evolving Smart Phone capabilities and limitations and convene a focus group to plan a workshop to present the results of the research and plan for workshops to be given to various medical groups in the Memphis area.
November 1, 2009 - October 31, 2010

University of Virginia
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library staff will hold a planning meeting with regional representatives to develop a framework of a project plan and identify action items needed to successfully develop a e-science bootcamp for librarians program.
July 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

University of Virginia
Funding will provide for a state-wide summit meeting for Virginia health sciences librarians. The daylong meeting will prepare libraries for emergency preparedness and response and help to establish partnerships among like groups for service continuity.
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010