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Consumer Health Information Service Guide Updated

The Consumer And Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) has finished reviewing and updating their guide, Managing a Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS). This can be found in the menu on the lower left hand corner of the website http://caphis.mlanet.org/.

Users will find current recommendations and bibliographies for all aspects of creating and managing consumer health information services, including planning, funding, promotion and evaluation.

Many articles previously posted have been reviewed and updated, and there are over a dozen new articles, including: A Case Study Based Training for Consumer Health Library Support Staff, Consumer Health Library User Satisfaction Surveys, To Lend or Not to Lend, an Important Consideration for all Consumer Health Libraries, and The Use of Social Networking in Managing a Consumer Health Information Service.

Kudos to Committee Members Barbara M. Bibel, Francesca Frati, Mary L. Gillaspy, Deborah Magnan and Donna McCloskey, to Webmaster Gillian Kumagai, and to all the authors who submitted articles, for all their work on this project!

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