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Information Booth at Spring Into Health and Fitness Fair

GMR BlueChristine Frank
Director
Library of Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Library and McCormick Educational Technology (METC) staff volunteered their services at Rush’s Spring Into Health and Fitness Fair sponsored by held at the west side Chicago Christian Industrial League on May 16th. Linda Ronan and Chris Frank staffed a health information table, providing an array of consumer health pamphlets from the National Library of Medicine and the Medical Library Association. The pamphlets were funded with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine Department of Health and Human Services, Under Contract No. N01-LM-6-35-3 with the University of Illinois at Chicago. With their laptop computer and printer, Linda and Chris also answered specific health information questions through quality consumer health information Internet sites, including National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov).

Linda Ronan at Spring Into Health and Fitness Fair Linda Ronan ready to find quality health care information on the Internet for Fair visitors.

In conjunction with the Health Fair, Health Systems Management students sponsored a Job Fair for area residents. Rochelle L. Dean and Sarah Clark-Williams of the METC provided hands-on computer assistance to participants in filling out online job applications, creating email accounts, and developing resume templates. The Library’s Reference Services staff also contributed to the Job Fair by developing a series of handouts detailing how to access public computing services at Chicago Public Library branches, how to apply for Medicaid services and unemployment benefits, and useful employment websites.

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