Collection Management for Healthy Communities
Public library collections address many health-related needs and interests from which librarians and many others draw information in response to questions about disease, wellness, chronic conditions, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and therapies. To provide accurate and therefore valuable and correct support for these information needs, the print, media, and online collections on which your public library relies must be cultivated with new resources added and outdated ones weeded.
This 1-hour webinar provides library staff with support in identifying appropriate health and wellness resources for both the reference and circulating collections and maintaining the public library’s health-related resources so that they offer your community the highest quality resources they need.
The webinar facilitator will offer guidance in collection evaluation, resources for obtaining appropriate health-related resources, and suggestions to consider when managing your health and wellness collections so that they are most suitable to your community’s language, literacy, and interests related to health concerns.
Francisca Goldsmith has worked in public and academic libraries at every level including reference services, collection management, and staff training. She has developed and delivered health and wellness related training to library staff for California’s Infopeople Project and WebJunction, and is the author of ALA Editions’ Public Libraries and the Affordable Care Act, as well as papers related to health literacy and insurance literacy.
Aug 14, 2019
The Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker webinar series from the Greater Midwest Region which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to National Network of Medical Libraries (NNLM) members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit.