Citations (Library Newsletter) April 2000
Library and Partners Awarded $214,000 for Border Health Network
by Jeanette Smith, Professor, Deanís Office, email@example.com
The NMSU Library is the lead agency for the Border Health Information and
Education Network (BIEN!), a consortium of seventeen public and academic
libraries, hospitals, and health organizations in Dona Ana, Luna, and Otero
counties. †Two recent grants, a $10,000
planning grant from the Paso del Norte Foundation of
These awards will enable BIEN! to achieve its goal of creating opportunities for improving the health of people in the Border region through the provision of quality health information resources in electronic and traditional formats and through health education outreach activities in Border communities.
BIEN! is the brainchild of Norice Lee, director of the Dona Ana Branch
Community College (DABCC)
BIEN! partner institutions in addition to those mentioned above are: NMSU Alamogordo Townsend Library, NMSU Health Science Department, Mimbres Memorial Hospital of Deming, La Clinica de Familia, Southern Area Health Education Center, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, New Mexico Border Health Office, Hatch Public Library, Alamogordo Public Library, Marshall Memorial Library of Deming, and the Valley Community Library of Anthony.