Welcome to the home page for the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for medical and health care librarians. Enjoy learning more about the fund at this site!
The mission of the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund is to increase librarians' identification with medical, pharmaceutical, and health care professionals. Medicine for the 21st Century underlines the key role of information resources in raising the quality of health care.(1) Librarians experienced in managing knowledge and teaching informatics can supply quality information by becoming ongoing members of the health care team. Immersion in the health care environment is necessary for librarians to understand how health care professionals solve problems individually and through consensus.
To help us achieve our mission, we focus on programs in two major areas:
This fellowship or sabbatical program has been designed to provide funding for librarians (including information scientists) to spend up to a year, immersed in the environment of a health care or research organization, working to identify with and further the goals of the host professional. We biannually fund two Learning Partnerships.<For more information on this program, click here...>
The Stipend Program provides for librarians and information specialists to attend the national professional meetings of their clients. The first distribution of stipends from the fund took place in November 2001, and has continued annually. Stipends have been awarded to attend AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) and APHA (American Public Health Association) national meetings. <For more information on this program, click here...>