Date/Time: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 2pm ET/1pm CT
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Description: Guest presenter Christine Willis will share how NNLM SEA grants provided a gateway to many opportunities in her professional development and library space. This presentation will describe the types of awards/grants received and how the library benefited beyond the life of the project. Opportunities to join advisory boards, write journal articles, and present at conferences have all been a direct result of the funding provided for projects by NNLM SEA. Additionally, the interest from institutional colleagues has grown when they witness the library taking on new initiatives due to grant funding. This presentation is intended to encourage attendees to be creative with grants and awards and learn what happens after the final report is submitted.
Presenter Bio: Christine Willis, MLIS, AHIP, is the Director of Knowledge Management & Learning Resources at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. She oversees the Noble Learning Resource Center and provides research assistance to clinicians as well as consumer health information for patients and families. Her research interests include health literacy, library services for people with disabilities, and teaching clinicians how to access and evaluate evidence-based research to be applied in their practice.
Christine published in multiple library journals and taught CE courses for local, regional, and national library associations and at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual meetings. Christine is involved with the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy, Georgia Health Sciences Library Association, Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, the Medical Library Association, and several MLA Sections. She is on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Audible Universal Information Access Service. Christine is a column editor for the Journal of Hospital Librarianship and is the current Editor of MLA News.
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