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

Class Details

Additional information will be added at a later date.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Feb 22, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM CT
Instructor(s):
Brian Leaf, Community Engagement Coordinator
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Class Instructors

Brian Leaf, Community Engagement Coordinator

Abstract

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.

Objectives

Participants will:

  • 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 Materials

Presentation (2 hour version) (2017)
Agenda
Resources
Hands-On Exercises

Teaching Exercises
Evaluation Exercises

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 2, 3, or 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be delivered through the mail at a later date.

Update Author

Brian Leaf, Emerging Technologies Coordinator, NNLM South Central Region.

Original Author

Karen Vargas, Evaluation Specialist, NNLM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center.