Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library
This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources and collection development core lists. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech.
This class teaches you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library. We will cover:
- History and evolution of consumer health
- Challenges of providing consumer health information at your library
- Planning a consumer health service
- Collection development
- Consumer health on the internet
- The reference interview
- Project development / marketing
- This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 2, 3, or 4 contact hours of CE credit.
- MLA Course Listing
- This will be offered via the Moodle platform. Please contact instructor for upcoming courses.
Greater Midwest RegionSamanthi Hewakapuge, 1(312)996-2226, 1(312)996-7791
Midcontinental RegionDana Abbey, 1(303)724-2110Barbara Jones, email@example.com, 1(573)884-5042
Middle Atlantic RegionLydia Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-624-1515, 412-624-1411Kate Flewelling, email@example.com, 412-624-3336
New England RegionMichelle Eberle, 1(508)856-2435
Pacific Northwest RegionCarolyn Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-221-3449
Pacific Southwest RegionKay Deeney, email@example.com, 1(310)825-5389, 1(310)206-0525Kelli Ham, 1(310)825-5389, 1(310)825-1984
South Central RegionAdela Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(713)799-7183
Southeastern Atlantic RegionTerri Ottosen, 1(410)706-0099, 1(410)706-2855Nancy Patterson, (410)706-2858
Michelle Eberle, Health Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NN/LM NER) and Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SEA).