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Pennsylvania Community College Library Consortium (PCCLC) meeting

PCCLC annual meeting and NNLM MAR resource training at Harrisburg Area Community College. All are welcome to attend. Non-PCCLC librarians are encouraged to use the PCCLC registration form.

NNLM MAR health information programming from 9:00-12:00

Morning programming:

Elaina Vitale, NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator will present "Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks & Benefits: Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics." 

Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand. In this 1.5 hour class, participants will also be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials. Audience is anyone providing health information to the general public, including healthcare instructors, public and medical librarians, patient educators.

Educational Objectives
Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • To understand their role in risk communication and health numeracy
  • To understand risk and benefit statistics from a layman’s perspective
  • To understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand
  • To understand that numeracy is a key component of health literacy and shared decision making in managing one’s health

Attendees are eligible for 1.5 MLA CE, CHIS levels 1 & 2.


David Nolfi, Duquesne University Health Sciences Librarian will present "Learning to Liaise with Allied Health."

Allied health programs are growing rapidly and in a multitude of areas, each with their own distinct standards and cultures of practice. This hands-on, interactive course will facilitate attendees’ exploration of allied health professions and education programs through guided activities. Instructors will facilitate a group discussion to help participants compare and contrast allied health professions, as well as identify interprofessional opportunities. Finally, the instructors will provide time for participants to reflect, plan, and collaborate on ways implement their knowledge upon return to their institution.  Throughout the session, the instructors will share best practices from the literature and personal experience when working with allied health programs. Additional benefits of the course including identifying other colleagues working with similar allied health programs, allowing for the development of a peer network among librarians working with similar programs.

Educational objectives:
 Following this workshop, the learners will be able to:

  • Describe the different professional roles, requirements, and academic environments of allied health in order to adapt library services and resources
  • Explain the relationship between health profession certification, academic program accreditation, library instruction, and collection development
  • Develop strategies for engaging with allied health departments

Event Essentials

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April 27, 2017
9:00am to 2:00pm View time zone for this event
Time zone: America/New York
Available in person
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Event type:
• Continuing Education
• Meetings


Event Location

Harrisburg Area Community College
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Event Organizer

This event was created on January 25, 2017.