Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
This "train the trainer" class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.
- Learn about the reasons it is important to better assist their older patrons
- Be able to evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults
- Learn and practice techniques for teaching older adults to look for health information on the Internet
- Be able to research health information for older adults on online resources from the National Institutes of Health and other recommended websites
- Course Presentation (6 mb, rev: Oct 27, 2011)
- Recommended Resources (rev: Feb 8, 2012)
- Hands-on Exercises
Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be delivered through the mail at a later date.
Greater Midwest Region
Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator, 1(312)996-2226, 1(312)996-7791
Middle Atlantic Region
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, email@example.com, 412-624-1515, 412-624-1411
New England Region
Michelle Eberle, Consumer Health Information Coordinator, 1(508)856-2435
South Central Region
Cheryl Rowan, Consumer Health Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(713)799-7880
Karen Vargas, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, email@example.com, 1(713)799-7198
Karen Vargas, MLS, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region.