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Trusted Health Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Class Details

More and more people search for health information online. Often, they are searching for health information for children or a loved one, yet they do not know where to look for quality health information or how to evaluate the information they find. Using a life course perspective, participants will learn about specific trusted consumer health resources to use with their patrons. Participants will also learn tips and tricks for conducting consumer health reference interviews. Public librarians and consumer health librarians will benefit the most from this course.

This course has been developed and will be taught by Abigail Pate, an intern with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region. She is currently completing her Master of Library Science at Emporia State University. Abigail’s interests include the information-seeking behavior of medical personnel and improving health literacy in the community.

This one-hour webinar will be recorded and available for later viewing.

This course is pending approval on one hour of MLA CE.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jan 25, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM CT
Contact:
Continuing Education Credits: 
1
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

More and more people search for health information online. Often, they are searching for health information for children or a loved one, yet they do not know where to look for quality health information or how to evaluate the information they find. Using a life course perspective, participants will learn about specific trusted consumer health resources to use with their patrons. Participants will also learn tips and tricks for conducting consumer health reference interviews. Public librarians and consumer health librarians will benefit the most from this course. This course can be delivered as either a webinar or in-person session.

Objectives: 

By the end of the course learners will:

  • be able to apply their knowledge of health information resources to patron interactions;
  • be introduced to new consumer health resources or new features of consumer health resources they already use;
  • understand the information needs of parents and caregivers and how those needs differ than when patrons look forhealth information for themselves; and
  • be able to evaluate the trustworthiness of consumer health resources .