Library and Information Science | Scholarly Communication | Women's Health
The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has recently completed the second year of a National Library of Medicine grant funded project; the Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project. The goals include assisting women’s health researchers by providing them with access to information and making them more aware of opportunities and available resources. This, ultimately, enables both an improvement in women’s health and the advancement of women in academic medicine. Moreover, by supporting women’s health research and women researchers through the objectives of this project, women researchers build connections, knowledge, and skills. This facilitates meaningful contributions and fosters greater promotion and leadership opportunities for these women. This poster describes the goals, activities, and progress of the project through the completion of the second year. Specific programs and initiatives are highlighted. This includes the multi-year endeavor to build, recruit, and showcase women’s health researchers in a specific collection of eScholarship@UMMS, the library’s institutional repository. Promotion and outreach, of both the project and the resources, was major component of the second year. Additionally, programming was developed that helped researchers better communicate their work to the media and public. Other programs, lessons learned, successes, and future goals are noted.
Meacham, Martha E.; Levin, Len L.; Palmer, Lisa A.; and Martin, Elaine, "Making Women's Health Connections: Between Researchers and to Resources" (2014). University of Massachusetts Medical School. Library Publications and Presentations. Paper 166.
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