Health & Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services1 month
This online course defines the core competencies of providing consumer health information services and then dives directly into the essential skills and knowledge that library staff need to build those competencies. The course starts by preparing you with tools to learn the demographics and health status of people in your community. Objectives: Learners will be able to: Explain the concept of consumer health and how the library helps to build healthy communities. Explain the difference between literacy and health literacy. Feel comfortable and confident providing health reference to diverse users. Understand the ethical and legal issues about providing health information. Evaluate the quality of health information in a variety of formats, and teach users how to recognize the elements of trustworthy materials and the warning signs of dubious health information. Identify and choose authoritative health information resources that are appropriate for particular users. Apply criteria for collection development of consumer health materials. Plan health-related programming and events.
Current training opportunities for this class:
September 22, 2014
NOTE: This course has been certified for 12 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. The coursework provides everything you need to qualify for Level 1 and Level 2 CHIS - the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA.
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Registration priority will be given to NN/LM members in DE, NJ, NY & PA.