Express Outreach Award 2008-09: Palau Health Information Literacy
This project proposal seeks support to provide 4-5 training sessions to public health and library staff in Palau, covering key health information resources. The material covered in the proposed workshops would include effective access and searching strategies for National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, and in resources such as EBSCOHost and Stat!Ref, which are provided to the region through Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). The target audience for the workshops would be selected public health and library staff from throughout Palau. The overall goal is to improve health information outreach, education, and access to quality, reliable health information in remote and underserved multicultural communities in the Republic of Palau by partnering with government and community agencies, including the Republic of Palau Ministry of Health, the Palau Community College, and the Palau Association of Libraries.