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

Class Details

Participants will develop knowledge of the subject matter and resources with hands-on activities. They will get to know their community by examining health status data and using that information to develop outreach programming and instruction. They will build skills in communication and instruction through a guided activity to identify web-friendly health information resources. Finally, they will explore how technology can simultaneously improve health information access and create barriers.

This online course will have hands-on activities, so joining via computer is required.

Learning Objectives:
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.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jul 30, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM MT
Instructor(s):
Dana Abbey, Colorado/Community Engagement Coordinator
Contact:
Continuing Education Credits: 
2
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 "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.

Objectives: 

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.