PaLA Conference- October 14-17, 2007 Consumer Health Information and Public Libraries: Recognizing
This interactive poster session is geared to librarians and library staff attending the PaLA conference. Poster sessions attract librarians and library staff that are looking for ways to improve library services. This makes them an ideal population to target and market quality consumer health resources. There is an increasingly older population both using libraries and working in libraries. That generation is now facing health problems due to aging. Consequently, this group is seeking information via the Internet and through the reference services of their public library. Promoting quality consumer health info to those who serve the public is a great way to- improve the quality of health information in the hands of the public to make informed health decisions and improve the reference skills of librarians, encouraging the use and promotion of resources such as MedlinePlus.