Jay Daly Technology Award Winners!

October 13, 2015 at 9:51 am | Posted in Awards and Recognition, Grants, Professional Development | 1 Comment
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Congratulations to Debra Berlanstein and Rolando Gracia Milian our 2 recipients of the Jay Daly Technology Award!

Debra Berlanstein, Hirsh Health Sciences Library at Tufts University

Debra requested $1,000 to go toward the purchase a 48 inch panel screen and software, to be used as an infoscreen at the library service desk to display library information such as workshop schedules, events, blogs and twitter feeds.
She will assess the success of this purchase by engaging the Student Library Advisory Committee to survey constituents after 6 months to see how effective the new screen has been. She will present the results of that survey at the NAHSL 2016 Annual meeting.

Debra Berlanstein

Rolando Garcia Milian, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University

Rolando requested $984.00 to promote the adoption of Cytoscape freeware for visualization and analysis of diverse omics (genomics, transcripiomics, metabolomics, etc.) data. Rolando will collaborate with the Bioinformationist from the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan to train faculty and librarians at Yale as well as NAHSL members on the use of Cytoscape.  The training session will be free. He will assess the success of his project by collecting feedback through an assessment form.  Rolando will present at the NAHSL 2016 annual meeting and write a short paper for publication in a professional peer-reviewed journal.

Rolando Garcia-Milian

The Jay Daly Technology Grant from NAHSL seeks to:

  • Assist award recipients to acquire and implement new technologies in their institutions, ultimately improving their users’ access to health information;
  • Encourage award recipients to become knowledgeable about new technologies and incorporate them into practice in a meaningful way;
  • Embolden award recipients to innovate with new or known technologies to improve services or access within their institutions;
  • Draw attention to the librarians’ value to their institutions by providing them with tools that allow them to evolve in their professional role;
  • Promote professional knowledge sharing among colleagues across the region.

To learn more about the Jay Daly Technology Grant click here.

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Congratulations Madge Boldt! Our First Recipient of the Jay Daly Technology Grant!

April 2, 2014 at 8:23 am | Posted in Awards and Recognition, Grants, Professional Development | 1 Comment
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NAHSL is pleased to announce its first recipient of the Jay Daly Technology Grant!

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Madge Boldt, Systems Librarian at Rhode Island Hospital, has been awarded the Jay Daly Technology Grant to support the purchase of a Kwikboost Charging station for patron use.  According to Madge:

“At the Peters Health Sciences Library at Rhode Island Hospital, we converted the majority of our print journal subscriptions to online access this year. In addition, we are now focusing on e-books and only purchasing print by request. The Jay Daly Technology Grant will allow us to offer the use of a Kwikboost Charging Station to our patrons. The wall-mounted station will have four Apple cables (two of each type), three micro-USB cables, and one mini-USB cable, and will quickly charge iPhones, iPads, and other tablets and smart phones. We plan to publicize this service throughout the hospital in order to promote our new focus on online resources and to increase usage of the library’s physical space.”

Congratulations Madge!

About the Jay Daly Technology Grant

The Jay Daly Technology Grant was established by NAHSL in 2011 in honor of Jay Daly.   Jay, a long-time NAHSL member, was a hospital librarian, technology innovator and the inventor of QuickDoc (an ILL management application). The grant was created to assist NAHSL members in acquiring and implementing new technologies and to foster innovation in health sciences libraries.  Grant recipients are required to share their experiences to promote professional knowledge among NAHSL members.

Best regards,

Nathan Norris & Lisa Adriani

Co-Chairs, NAHSL Electronic Communications Committee

Funds Available from the NN/LM NER

August 5, 2011 at 10:46 am | Posted in Grants | Leave a comment
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We currently have two requests for proposals out as well as our awards announcements. While there are a lot more details on our Funding Page, here are a few points:

  • Funding proposals must be tied to one of our Focus Areas. Proposals must link their significance to addressing an issue related to one of 5 areas in health care.
  • Funding for an NER Award can range in amount to fund according to the type award being applied for:  there are 6 awards categories. (Subcontract funding is available for projects over $15,000.)
  • Knowledge Management Pilot Site Funding is also available to Member Libraries who want to plan and/or implement innovative services related knowledge management.

The Funding page will contain information on:

  • Eligibility
  • Requirements
  • Funding limits
  • DEADLINES:  Awards proposals must be submitted by September 1. Outreach and KM (Subcontracts) proposals must be submitted by September 7.

The formal Requests For Proposals and Funding Announcement documents are linked on the funding page.

Remember that you can select to receive our direct emails to keep you informed about Resource Updates, Training Opportunities, Funding, and to participate in our Communities of Interest.  Click on this link to go the subscription system.

Javier Crespo, Associate Director, NN/LM NER

Jay Daly Technology Grant

August 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Posted in Grants, Professional Development | Leave a comment
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NAHSL is pleased to announce the availability of funding for members to implement new technology in a variety of ways in their institutions. The Jay Daly Technology Grant is named in memory of our great friend and colleague who was instrumental in using technology to enhance our professional work. The Grant seeks to:

  • assist award recipients to acquire and implement new technologies in their institutions, ultimately improving their users’ access to health information;
  • encourage award recipients to become knowledgeable about new technologies and incorporate them into practice in a meaningful way;
  • embolden award recipients to innovate with new or known technologies to improve services or access within their institutions;
  • draw attention to the librarians’ value to their institutions by providing them with tools that allow them to evolve in their professional role;
  • promote professional knowledge sharing among colleagues across the region

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and funds awarded up to an amount of $1,000 / individual / year. A maximum of $2,000 is available for distribution to the entire membership per year. You can find further information, as well as the Grant application, on the Professional Development page of the NAHSL website (http://nahsl.libguides.com/NAHSL).

In times of economic difficulty, it is a great benefit to belong to an organization committed to helping its members develop professionally through grants, awards and other means of service. I hope you’ll consider the opportunity and take advantage.

Kudos to those Maine librarians!

September 10, 2009 at 10:01 am | Posted in Awards and Recognition, General News, Grants | Leave a comment
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The Gerrish-True Health Sciences Library at Central Maine Medical Center’s Just Ask! DVD was selected as a finalist for the health education category of the FREDDIE award. You can learn more about the FREDDIE award here.

Just Ask! helps persons new to the Lewiston, Auburn community of Maine learn how to navigate the local health care system and take charge of their own health. The DVD offers menu choices of Somali, Maay Maay or English soundtracks. The FREDDIE award, also known as the International Health and Medical Media Award, recognizes excellence in health media production. This is the 35th year of the award.

The Just Ask! DVD is a funded project of the NN/LM – New England Region and the CMMC Family Medicine Residency Program. The NN/LM – New England Region is very proud of the outstanding work by the CMMC library in creating and promoting the Just Ask! DVD.

Congratulations to Kathy Brunjes and Maureen Fournier, librarians at CMMC Gerrish-True Health Sciences Library!

(Reported by Michelle Eberle, Consumer Health Information Coordinator, NN/LM NER)

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