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NN/LM SCR Class in Houston: Beyond an Apple a Day

The NN/LM SCR will teach the class Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information in a Public Library on Monday, June 18, 2007, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, in the Street Level Classroom.

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behaviors of consumers. It will address the recommended core health 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 Medical Library Association and its local chapters. It will describe possible ways to market a consumer health service in the community.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. This class is in the approved general consumer health course list for the Consumer Health Information Specialization Program (http://mlanet.org/education/chc/index.html)

To register for the class: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/calendar.html

For more information about the class: http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/apple/

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