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Consumer Health Collection Management - On demand

This 4 credit hour on-demand course reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library's health collection, and consider how you can improve your health related materials to better serve your community. This class includes a downloadable list of authoritative health information resources in both .html and .docx formats that you can customize for your library.

Objectives: 

Learners will be able to:

  • Assess the quality of their library’s current health information materials and identify any collection gaps
  • Identify quality health information resources online, in print, and other formats when conducting health information reference
  • Select authoritative health information resources, in a variety of formats, for their library’s collection while meeting the needs of their community
  • Explain and provide justification of the library’s health information collection
  • Consider including health related things that can be offered for lending in their library
Class Length: 
4 hours
Course Owner(s):
Molly Knapp, MA, AHIP, Training Development Specialist
Instructor(s):
Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator
Continuing Education:

4 MLA credit hours 

CHIS Levels
C1. Know the Community
C3. Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources
C4. Evaluation of Health Information
C7. Technology and Health

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

Past Classes

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Upcoming Classes

Consumer Health Collection Management - On demand
On Demand
Instructor(s):
Carolyn Martin