Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library
Approved for one, two, three, or four hours of Medical Library Association CE
Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health. This class will increase participants' skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public.
- Gain awareness of mental health issues.
- Learn to respond to challenging reference questions for mental health information.
- Be informed of tools for collection development and mental health research including the latest web sites and databases.
Greater Midwest Region
Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(312)996-2226, 1(312)996-7634
Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator/Colorado, Health Information Literacy Coordinator/Colorado, 1(303)724-2110
Barbara Jones, Network Membership and Missouri Liaison, email@example.com, 1(573)884-5042
Marty Magee, Nebraska and Education Coordinator, 1(402)559-7076
Middle Atlantic Region
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-624-1515, 412-624-1411
Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com, 412-624-3336
New England Region
Michelle Eberle, Consumer Health Information Coordinator, 1(508)856-2435
Outreach Evaluation Resource Center
Nikki Dettmar, Evaluation Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org, nicoledettmar, 1(206)543-3409
Pacific Northwest Region
Gail Kouame, Public Health Outreach Coordinator, 1(206)221-3449
Pacific Southwest Region
Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, 1(310)825-5389, 1(310)206-0525
South Central Region
Cheryl Rowan, Consumer Health Coordinator, email@example.com, 1(713)799-7880
Karen Vargas, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(713)799-7880
Southeastern Atlantic Region
Nancy Patterson, Community Outreach Coordinator, (410)706-2858
Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator, 1(410)706-0099, 1(410)706-2855
Michelle Eberle, Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region