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posted Jun 12, 2014, 7:58 PM by Rowena McKernan   [ updated Jun 13, 2014, 12:01 PM by Ben DeCrease ]
By Patricia Devine ~ NNLM-PNW Region Health Sciences Library and Information Center

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, which is part of the National Library of Medicine, is working to enhance outreach to community college librarians and the audiences they serve. We recognize the important role community colleges play in training the allied health and nursing workforce, and we wish to highlight the National Library of Medicine's free resources through training, funding and collaboration.

See our web site for more information, and consider applying for one of our funding awards in our next funding cycle, which will be announced in Fall 2014. We offer a Technology Improvement Award, "To enhance the capacity of a library or community organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software":

We also offer a Health Information Services Award, "To support projects that promote the value of health information services":

In addition there is an Assessment and Planning Award available "To support activities that identify and learn about a potential health information outreach audience including demographics, information needs, and community resources or assets." To learn more about the National Library of Medicine's resources, attend the session I am presenting at the CLAMS meeting about using PubMed to find nursing research articles, and other free NLM resources for libraries, health professionals, and patient education.
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