Free online class: Caring for the Mind
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to offer a free online consumer health class: Caring for the Mind: Providing Reference Services for Mental Health Information beginning on Monday, December 17, 2012 and concluding on January 20, 2013. Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, will be facilitating the course which is asynchronous, meaning you can access it anytime via a private website during the class session. Please sign up at the registration link. Priority will be given to people in the Pacific Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) but all are welcome to apply for the class.
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 has been 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/