Funding Available for MLA Webinar: The Consumer Health Library – A Site for Service, Education, and HopeFriday, March 18th, 2016
The NN/LM Pacific NW Region announces a new funding opportunity for Network members.
On April 26, 2016, the Medical Library Association presents: The Consumer Health Library – A Site for Service, Education, and Hope. The presenter is Jacqueline Davis, who has worked for eight years as the consumer health librarian for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA. In 2013, Davis received the Consumer Health Librarian of the Year award from the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association. Her interests in health literacy and social justice combine to inform and guide her work in the library and the community.
Consumer health libraries are a critical bridge for contemporary medicine models that require patients to both advocate for themselves, as well as partner with their health care providers. With the continuously changing technology, the ever-increasing amount of information available, and patients’ real need to navigate successfully through the system, librarians’ services can provide the welcoming space and outreach to educate and inform our customers. By the completion of this webinar, participants will understand: 1) the role of the consumer health librarian; 2) outreach into the local community; 3) the community or target audience; 4) issues regarding health literacy and how it impacts their library services; and 5) specific programs that can be adapted to their institutional sites.
For more information, see the Medical Library Association website. Funding is available to NN/LM PNR Network members to host group or individual viewing sites. If you are interested in the webinar, please contact Patricia Devine by March 31.