The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) has awarded the UT Health Science Center Libraries a $15,000 CTSA Community Engagement Pilot Project Award. The project funded by the award is titled “Communities and Their Assets: Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement,” and will have two components: 1) two Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) workshops in San Antonio and Harlingen in order to support community engagement efforts in these areas, and 2) a strategic planning session for CTSA librarians in the NN/LM SCR region.
The award will fund one librarian from CTSA institutions in Texas, Arkansas and New Mexico to attend both the ABCD workshop and strategic planning session in San Antonio. The ABCD workshops in San Antonio and Harlingen will be open also to participants from the local areas and will be facilitated by Dan Duncan, a recognized ABCD Institute Faculty and principal of H. Daniels Duncan Consulting, Austin, TX. The strategic planning session for CTSA librarians will be facilitated by Mary Flanagan, Management Solutions Group. Workshops dates are yet to be determined but will likely be in February or March, 2013.
Both the South Central AHEC and the Lower Rio Grande Valley AHEC are partners in this community engagement project.
Further information about the workshops can be obtained from Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.