Department

Leadership, Management & Business

Journal

Journal of the Medical Library Association

Volume

103

Issue

3

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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Abstract

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

DOI

10.3163/1536-5050.103.3.008

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