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Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information

Class Details

This course is offered by the Greater Midwest Region as a one-hour live webinar. The course will be taught by Bobbi Newman, of the Greater Midwest Region of the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Participants of this class will receive 1 contact hour of continuing education through the Medical Library Association.

Connection information will be provided to participants through a reminder email, sent out one week prior to the class.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Mar 2, 2017
2:00PM - 3:00PM CT
Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

This "train the trainer" class is designed to help library staff assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for helping older adults find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website older adult friendly; plan library programs on health topics; and explore some recommended health websites for older adults.


Participants will:

  • Learn about the health literacy skills and information seeking behavior of older adults.
  • Evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults.
  • Increase skills in database searching for common older adult health issues.
  • Utilize data to understand the health status of the library's service area.