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Online class announcement: Caring for the Mind

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Final Edit 6/23/11 – The second session in August is now full.

Edit: The first class is now full.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to offer two sessions of a free online consumer health course: Caring for the Mind: Providing Reference Services for Mental Health Information beginning on Monday, June 27, 2011 and concluding on July 22 (now full) and a second session beginning on Monday, August 1, 2011 and concluding on August 26 (also full). Participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries, the best consumer health resources to consult, and best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons.

The class is being updated to include current perspectives of mental health in public libraries as well as resources for mental health related to the current tough economic times.

Participants successfully completing the course will receive 3 Medical Library Association continuing education contact hours that can be applied to their Consumer Health Information Specialization – http://www.mlanet.org/education/chc/

Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, will be facilitating the course. The course is asynchronous, meaning you can work at your own pace via a private class website.

If you have questions about the course, please contact Nikki at snydern@u.washington.edu

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