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Beyond an Apple A Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Class Details


This class will be held in Moodle from April 1 - April 29, 2020.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National, MCR, NTO
Apr 1, 2020 to Apr 29, 2020
Dana Abbey, Colorado/Community Engagement Coordinator
George G Strawley, All of Us Engagement Coordinator serving Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah
Continuing Education Credits: 
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.
This class is now closed to registrants.

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 leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites. 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:

  • Challenges of providing consumer health information 
  • Planning a consumer health service
  • Consumer health on the internet
  • The reference interview
  • Ethics
  • Outreach
  • Project development / marketing