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UIC Library Faculty Profile: Carmen Howard, Regional Health Sciences Librarian & Instructor: Projects, Activities & Grants

Selected Activities & Experiences

  • Co-Manager (2021-2022) - Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence Phase 4 (NExT4) - NIH/NLM/NNLM/Region 6 Health Information Outreach Award under Contract No. UG4 LM013729.

  • POP Ambassador (2021-2026) – Partner Outreach Program for the NNLM/Region 6 under Grant Number UG4 LM013729 with the University of Iowa.

  • Co-Manager (2020-2021)  - Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence Phase 3 (NExT3) - NNLM/GMR Health Information Outreach Award. 

  • Principle Investigator (2019-2020) – Healthy Communities in Fulton County, Illinois (HCFCI) – NLM/NIH/DHHS All of Us Award under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with the GMR/NNLM Regional Office at the University of Iowa.  Website available at: https://researchguides.uic.edu/Fulton_County_Illinois.

  • Project Manager (2018-2021) – Partner Outreach Library – NNLM/GMR Regional Medical Library/University of Iowa Professional Services Agreement - Contract No. 18208.

  • Co-Project Manager (2018-2019) - Community Health in the Library (CHIL): Reinvigorating outreach at the UIC Crawford Library of the Health Sciences - NNLM Outreach Award under PTE Federal Award No. 5 UG4 LM12346-03 - Subaward No. S00144-10.

  • Principle Investigator (2016-2017) – Outreach Library Award – NNLM/GMR Designated Outreach Library SubAward under NLM/NIH Award No. UG4LM012346.

  • Project Manager (2015-2016) – Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence Phase 2 (NExT2) – NNLM/GMR Target Outreach under NLM/NIH/DHHS Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00005C. – In-person instruction, mobile website development, social media development, etc. Website available at: https://gonext.uic.edu/home/.

  • Co-Project Manager (2015-2016) - Rural Information Connection: A mobile device project for a student physician program - NNLM/GMR Target Outreach under NLM/NIH/DHHS Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00005C.

  • Project Manager (2014-2015) – Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT) – NNLM/GMR Target Outreach under NLM/NIH/DHHS Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00005C. In-person instruction, online course development, creation of online information portal, etc.  Website available at: http://phnext.uic.edu.

  • Project Librarian (2011-2012) – Knowledge Translation in Evidence-Informed Practice for Public Health Nurses (KTEP-PHN) – NNLM/GMR Target Outreach (SUB604) under NLM/NIH/DHHS Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00005C.

  • Project Librarian (2010-2011) – UIC EBM Course to Web-Based Online Version - NNLM/GMR Subcontract (SUB638) under NLM/NIH/DHHS Contract No. NO1-LM-6-35032.

  • OCLC Preservation Services marketing film (©2004) - Co-wrote script, oversaw professional film crew, did voice-over narration, and appeared in the film.

  • Project Management (1997-2006) - OCLC’s National Library of Medicine microfilming contracts - included the preparation of multi-year project proposals, the review and handling of History of Medicine Division rare materials, the supervision of six-figure revenue and expense budgets, etc. 

Professional Membership & Service

  • Medical Library Association (2013-current)
    • Midwest Chapter of MLA (2013-current)
       
  • Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois (2013-current)
    • Legislative Committee Co-Chair (2016-current)
       
  • Illinois Library Association (2020-current)
     
  • American Library Association (1996-2006)
    • Preservation Reformatting Committee Member

UIC Library Service

  • LHS Outreach Committee (2015-current)
    • Chair (2015-current)
  • Learning Management Systems Working Group (2015-current)
  • Faculty Bylaws Review Task Force (2020-current)