An extensible and successful method of identifying collaborators for National Library of Medicine informationist projects
Leadership, Management & Business
Journal of the Medical Library Association
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Question/Purpose: The New York University (NYU) Health Sciences Library used a new method to arrange in-depth discussions with basic science researchers. The objective was to identify collaborators for a new National Library of Medicine administrative supplement. Setting: The research took place at the NYU Health Sciences Library. Methods: Using the National Institutes of Health (NIH) RePORTER, forty-four researchers were identified and later contacted through individualized emails. Results: Nine researchers responded to the email followed by six in-person or phone discussions. At the conclusion of this process, two researchers submitted applications for supplemental funding, and both of these applications were successful. Conclusions: This method confirmed these users could benefit from the skills and knowledge of health sciences librarians, but they are largely unaware of this
Williams, J. D. (2015). An extensible and successful method of identifying collaborators for National Library of Medicine informationist projects. Journal of the Medical Library Association., 103 (3) https://doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.103.3.008