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Eighth Wyoming Symposium For Health Information Professionals: High Altitude, Big Attitude Librarianship

August 15-17, 2012, Coe Library, University of Wyoming in Laramie

The Wyoming Symposium is an annual networking and professional development event for librarians in Wyoming and other states in the region.  Health information professionals, along with many public and academic librarians are keenly interested in health information literacy and health literacy.  Health professionals and the public need biomedical and health information suitable for their needs.  This year’s symposium is intended to respond to those needs.

Program Overview

  • Keynote Speaker: Joe Grandpre, Deputy State Epidemiologist, Wyoming Department of Health
  • Pills, Pottions & Prescriptions: Oh My! – Barbara Jones, Missouri/Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MCR
  • Unconference (participants decide what to discuss) – Facilitator: Mary Henning, Libraraian, Teaching &Learning Center, Albany County Campus/Laramie County Community College
  • Cochrane Library: A Useful Source of Information for Patients and Family Members – Jenny Garcia, Associate Librarian, University of Wyoming Libraries
  • Minority Health Resources – Monica Rogers, Health Information Literacy Coordinator, NN/LM MCR
  • From High Altitude: Seeing the Big Picure of Consumer Health Resources – Marty Magee, Nebraska/Education Coordinator, NN/LLM MCR
  • Health Information 2.0: Social Media & Mobile Sites – Rachel Vukas, Kansas/Technology Coordinator, NN/LM MCR
  • Win/Win With MCR Funding – Claire Hamasu, Associate Director, NN/LM MCR
  • Are You Drowning? Let’s Talk Life Preservers – Betsy Kelly, Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator, NN/LM MCR
  • Looking Under the Hood of MedlinePlus.gov – Gail Kouame, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM PNR

For more information and a registration link, click here: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/wysym2012/index.html

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