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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
Michelle Burda, MLS, Education and Health Literacy Coordinator
Brian Leaf, Community Engagement Coordinator
Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator
Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
Nancy Patterson, Network Engagement Coordinator
Continuing Education:

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

Original Author: Karen Vargas, Evaluation Specialist, NNLM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center. Other materials developed by Brian Leaf, SCR.

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

Past Classes

Did you know that the 65+ population will outnumber children for the first time in history by 2020?


Did you know that the 65+ population will outnumber children for the first time in history by 2020?

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