NN/LM Distance Learning:
Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library
This hands-on class will cover the information seeking behaviors of consumers. It will also address the recommended core 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 students to the Medical Library Association and its local chapters. It will describe possible ways to market this service in a community.
The objectives in this course are to cover some of the steps involved in providing patrons health information in a public library setting. The following steps will be covered:
- Background information on health-seeking behavior
- The Health Reference Interview
- Collection Development
- Networking and Marketing Ideas
This course is certified for 8 Medical Library Association CE contact hours that can be applied to the Medical Library Association's Consumer Health Information Specialist program.
If you are interested in taking this class, please email Terri Ottosen.
Please note that class size is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the class is full, you will be placed on a waiting list for first access to the next upcoming class when it is announced on the SEA Currents blog.