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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

1 month and half

Class Description

This hands-on class will cover the information seeking behaviors of consumers. It will also address the recommended core reference collection, as well as databases and newsletters/ periodicals. It will cover the reference interview, disclaimers, and privacy as well as networking with medical librarians. The class will introduce the students to the Medical Library Association and its local chapters. It will describe possible ways to market this service in a community. Objectives: We will cover steps involved in providing a consumer health reference service in your public library including: * Health information needs of patrons * Challenges of providing consumer health information * Planning a consumer health service * Budgeting * Collection development * Consumer health on the Internet * The reference interview * Ethics * Outreach * Project development * Marketing

Current Training Opportunities for this Class:

Date Site RML/Center Register
March 11, 2015
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Erie, PA Middle Atlantic Region Register
Please e-mail Tony Keck, District Consultant, Erie County Public Library (