Report on Drug Information for Public Libraries- Presented on June 24th, 2008 at the Albany College of Pharmacy
“Drug Information for Public Libraries” was attended by 11 Capital Region public librarians on June 24th, 2008, at the Albany College of Pharmacy. The 2-hour workshop was developed and presented by Sue Iwanowicz and Kim Mitchell, both of the George & Leona Lewis Library at ACP.
The workshop outlined the drug information landscape with topics including the drug development process, the role of the pharmacist in healthcare, drug nomenclature, and drug information topics. The following hands-on sessions gave participants practice in the identification and use of quality print and online drug information resources.
Feedback from workshop participants was positive. In post-session surveys all said they found it useful and would recommend it to others. The presenters were invited to lead another workshop in the future for public librarians who were unable to attend this session.
· Sue Iwanowicz, Director of Library Services, George & Leona Lewis Library, Albany College of Pharmacy
· Kim Mitchell, Reference & Education Librarian, George & Leona Lewis Library, Albany College of Pharmacy
· Jennifer Cerulli, Pharm.D., BCPS, AE-C, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy