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NN/LM – GMR Community Engagement Award

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region is seeking applicants for the Community Engagement Award. The award will fund an outreach program that would allow network members to collaborate with community-based organizations, in order to increase access to biomedical information, particularly NLM databases such as PubMed and Medline Plus. The project should benefit individuals (including librarians, healthcare professionals, and consumers) who work with, or are part of, underserved or unaffiliated groups. Priority will be given to proposals that target individuals in impoverished inner-city or rural areas, or that benefit particular NLM-identified groups, such as K-12 students, seniors, and AIDS/HIV patients.

Anyone who is considering applying for the award should contact Beth Layton, at balayton@uic.edu, by Friday, August 21. The deadline for submitting the application is Friday September 4. Any network member is eligible to apply. For more information, including instructions for applying and the scoring rubric for rating proposals, go here. An example of a winning project from 2014-2015 can be found here.

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