From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens
This class is designed for public librarians and secondary school librarians, teachers, nurses, and counselors. The hands-on class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.
- increase their knowledge about teen health issues and their difficulty getting credible, accurate health information;
- improve communication skills to use with teens during the reference interview;
- learn about and practice using a variety of authoritative websites designed for teens.
- Agenda (30kb, rev: Jul 12, 2011)
- Class Presentation (7mb, rev: Jul 12, 2011)
- Class Script (1143kb, rev: Aug 18, 2011)
- Presentation for Non-Librarians (8mb, rev: Jul 24, 2012)
- PowerPoint Presentation for Non-Librarians (19mb, rev: Jul 24, 2012)
- Recommended Resources (37kb, rev: Jul 12, 2011)
- Hands-on Exercises (31kb, rev: Jul 12, 2011)
- Bibliography (30kb, rev: Aug 18, 2011)
- Additional Background Information
Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.
Greater Midwest Region
Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator, 1(312)996-2226, 1(312)996-7791
Middle Atlantic Region
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-624-1515, 412-624-1411
South Central Region
Emily Hurst, Technology Coordinator, email@example.com, 1(713)799-7880, @hurstej
Cheryl Rowan, Consumer Health Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(713)799-7880
Karen Vargas, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, email@example.com, 1(713)799-7880
Karen Vargas, MLS, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central