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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) Library in San Diego receives NCLIS award

The PCOM Library was one of the top ten finalists for the 2006 National Commission on Libraries and Information Sciences (NCLIS) Health Information Award. The award was presented at the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD on May 3, 2006. Presenting the award to Naomi C. Broering, were E, James Hill, MD, President of the American Medical Association, Mitzi Perdue, NCLIS Commissioner and Beth Fitzsimmons, NCLIS Chair and Commission. Donald A.B Lindbergh, Director of the NLM was a keynote speaker and attended the awards ceremony.

In receiving the award, Naomi recognized the entire PCOM team including Gregory A. Chauncey pictured in the two attached photos, who participated in the Senior Health Outreach Project from 2004 to 2006. Three college interns assisted in the computer workshops conducted at the San Diego partnership sites. She said, "We are thrilled and delighted with the beautiful plaque and the $1,000 award which helped us extend the program another month." The $1,000 award was granted to PCOM Library to support its ongoing consumer health outreach program. A project poster and abstract was presented at the 2006 MLA annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ and at the MLGSCA meeting in Long Beach in 2005.

The winning PCOM submission is below.

NCLIS 2006 HEALTH AWARDS FOR LIBRARIES FINALISTS

California: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Director: Naomi Broering

In 2004, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Library (PCOM) developed a model consumer health outreach program in partnership with five local San Diego clinics, senior centers and libraries to enable senior/older adults to access electronic health information. The program is ongoing. The purpose of the program was to improve the lives of the community seniors/adults, to promote healthy lifestyles by teaching access to reliable, accurate and authoritative health information and to improve home health care by providing sources for patient education information. The East-West Integrative Medicine approach of this program is unique because it utilizes both scopes of medical knowledge. The partners include:

  • First Lutheran Church, 3rd St Charitable Organization free senior clinic
  • Florence Riford Senior Center
  • Clairemont Friendship Community Center
  • San Diego Public Library Taylor Pacific Beach Branch
  • San Diego Public Library Riford La Jolla Branch

The major objectives included teaching free health information computer classes at the partner sites and reach 2,500 people; implementing technical services including wireless networking, a Library Web page, and instructional materials, tutorials and training brochures; and providing free access to the Library's Web-based information links, full text and print materials.

The Library developed a consumer health collection and designed a webpage with Health Databases (MedlinePlus, Pub Med, NIH NCCAM, and DHHS systems), Senior Health section, Nutrition links and other authoritative health related links.

Health Database

The Library emphasized hands-on computer classes and community health information presentations, because this is the area of the greatest need. Attendees were taught to access health information using MedlinePlus and other NIH databases in English and Spanish, including prescriptions drugs, various health diseases and conditions, diet (nutrition), finding physicians, Medicare, health organizations and hospitals.

The program was highly successful. Over 3,300 seniors/adults attended the Health Information Literacy sessions and over 425 participated in the hands-on computer classes. MedlinePlus en español and the new MedlinePlus/Drug Information Herbs & Supplements were heavily used.

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Pacific College Library Special Project Awards

2013-2014 "Big Bang Health Information Literacy: Outreach to Diverse Populations for Future Success." National Network of Libraries of Medicine. PSRML, NNLM #5415-P-QA 005 Award amount $9,000.

2012-2013 "HIV/AIDS Education, Information, Awareness and Social Media." HIV/AIDS Community Outreach Project 2012-13. National Library of Medicine, Special Information Service, #HHSN276201200563P, NLM, Award amount $40,000.

2012-2013 "Sharing Disaster Heath Information," Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project. National Library of Medicine, Special Information Service, #HHSN2762012200665P, NLM, Award amount $30,000.

2012-2013 "Community Mini conferences on Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Health Information". National Network of Libraries of Medicine. PSRML, NNLM #5415-P-QA 005 # Award amount $11,086.

2011 "Ongoing Technology Upgrade of the Library at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine –New York." National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid Atlantic Region. Award amount $7,437.

2009-2011 "Reaching Out with Networks and Conferences :HIV/AIDS Education and Information Awareness." San Diego. An AIDS Information Community Outreach Program. National Library of Medicine, Special Information Service #HHSN 276200900806P, Award amount $59,999.

2009-2011 "Promoting Web Access to Health Information Throughout San Diego."National Network of Libraries of Medicine. PSRML, NNLM #5415-S-MA748 Award amount $40,000.

2009 Medical Library Association Research and Demonstration Award "Digital Preservation Pilot Project: Conversion of Audiotapes to CD Format" presented to Naomi C. Broering MLS, MA, FACMI, Dean of Libraries, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, at MLA Annual Conference, May 2009. $1,000.

2008-2010 "San Diego HIV/ AIDS Health Information Literacy Service," an AIDS Community Information Outreach Program. National Library of Medicine, Special Information Service # HHSN2762008800514P, Award amount $59,995.

2008 "Improving the Library's Access Services" a Technology Improvement Award,, # TECH 508 from the NLM, National Network of Libraries2007 Computer Equipment for Library Research Instruction, the NLM National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidAtlantic Region, New York Campus Library. Award amount $1,000.

2008-2009 Empowering the Community with Health Literacy, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM #5415-S-JC037 Award amount $6,000

2008 American Library Association, Selected to Present Poster on Library Project "Bring Health Information to their Fingertips: Empowering the Community"

2006-2007 Health Information Literacy Outreach Community Service, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM number 5415 S HB876. Award amount $6,000.

NCLIS 2006 Health Award, Top Ten of Nation's Libraries in Outreach Services awarded in Washington DC, to the library of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Plaque and photos in Library lobby California State Library Health Award 2006 to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Top Library in State of California for Outreach Services. Award amount $1,000

2005-2006 Consumer Health Information Community Service, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM number 5415 GFB715 amount $6,000

2004- 2006 Senior Health Project: Electronic Access to Health Information, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM award number 5415 G FB342 amount $40,000

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