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There's an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health

Class Details

Description: Mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of health and wellness applications? By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help their users make informed decisions about the apps they choose to download. This webinar focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provides information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

Presenter Bio: Emily Hurst currently serves as the Deputy Director and Head of Research and Education for the Tompkins-McCaw Library, she has over ten years of experience in health science libraries. She oversees the operations of a diverse group of liaison librarians and ensures that the library meets the information needs of health sciences students, faculty, and staff. In addition, she works closely with outreach efforts in the Richmond community and supports efforts of the Community Health Education Center to bring health information to the community. Having previously worked as the Technology Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine, South Central Region, Emily has a strong background in National Library of Medicine resources and has experience integrating these resources into educational settings.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
Apr 17, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Liz Waltman, MLIS, Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator

Class Overview

Beyond the SEA is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA). Speakers cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region. Topics include new and updated National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, RML Awardee presentations on their research and outreach programs, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Information Resources, Electronic Health Records, and many other topics related to health sciences and health care. All sessions are online webinars using WebEx, which allows for live phone conversation and online chat. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for later viewing.
Pre-Register: Pre-registration is required.

Technical Briefs 

Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

Continuing Education

Link to Recordings

If you are unable to attend a session, webinars are recorded and added to the NNLM YouTube channel usually within one week.