Pilot Project: Join our Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Facebook Group and your CHIS Fee is on Us!
Are you currently taking classes to earn your CHIS from the Medical Library Association? Are you passionate about consumer health? Would you like to connect with like-minded health information professionals?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA), has an offer exclusively for members of the SEA Region that we hope you can’t resist:
Join our brand new NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic Region Consumer Health Information Specialists Facebook group and we’ll pay the CHIS application fee for those within the Southeastern/Atlantic Region. You’re eligible once you’ve completed the courses needed to earn either the Level I or Level II Consumer Health Information Specialization and the offer applies whether or not you are a member of the Medical Library Association. The application fee is $55 for members and $75 for non-members.
We’re excited about our new Facebook group and hope you’ll join in to make it a great way to connect with others in the Region who are interested in consumer health and share information and items of interest with the group. The group will revolve around communication, sharing and interaction and we encourage everyone to chime in about how best to use it in serving the needs of the SEA Region.
If you’ve already earned your CHIS, you are welcome to join this group as well. Terri Ottosen and Nancy Patterson, Outreach and Education Coordinators, will be facilitating and administering the group on Facebook and will add people requesting to join, provided you are earning or have earned your CHIS certification. We envision the group page as a place to comment on and “like” posts, discuss issues surrounding providing consumer health services, coordinate with others, and collaborate to share projects and ideas.
This pilot project is an experiment, so we will seek your feedback to improve and modify the project as we go along. We hope this group will serve as a “meeting place” for those interested in and passionate about consumer health. We also hope this project allows for better sharing and collaboration throughout the Region, as well as to promote partnerships and comradery amongst those in the group.
For more information on the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization, please visit: <http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=329>