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

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.


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.
Class Length: 
2 hours
Course Owner(s):
Dana Abbey, Colorado/Community Engagement Coordinator
Brian Leaf, Executive Director
Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator
Nancy Patterson, MLS, Network Education, Outreach and Engagement Librarian
Continuing Education:

This course has been approved by the Medical Library Association for two hours of CE credit (pending approval).

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

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