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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library

Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health. This class will increase participants' skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public.

Objectives: 
  • Gain awareness of mental health issues.
  • Learn to respond to challenging reference questions for mental health information.
  • Be informed of tools for collection development and mental health research including the latest web sites and databases.
Class Length: 
60 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours
Course Developer(s):
Elaina Vitale, MLIS, Academic Coordinator
Instructor(s):
Dana Abbey, Colorado/Community Engagement Coordinator
Barbara Jones, Missouri/Library Engagement Coordinator
Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator
Sarah Miles, MLIS, MA, Health Professions Coordinator
Elaina Vitale, MLIS, Academic Coordinator
Continuing Education:

This course has been approved by the Medical Library Association for one, two, three, or four hours of CE credit.

Original Author: Michelle Eberle, former Health Literacy & Community Engagement Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region

This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Upcoming Classes

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library
Thursday, January 25, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
CT
Region/Office:
National
Instructor(s):
Sarah Miles