Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library*

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An on the ground course that will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in providing health information for their patrons.  Creative discussion will lead to ideas about health information outreach and allow the librarian to potentially develop an elevator speech regarding resources available.

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Learning Objectives:

This class will teach the basics of providing consumer health information at your library.  Areas covered are:

  • National Network Libraries of Medicine as a resource
  • Challenges in providing consumer health information at the library
  • Planning a consumer health services
  • Collection development overview
  • Consumer health information on the internet
  • Collaboration at the public library for outreach
  • Certification for Health Information Specialist
  • Project development and marketing



Welcome and Course Outline:  5 minutes

Course materials:  45 minutes

Break:  5 minutes

Hands-on exercises:  Distribute and discuss use to participants to use for remainder of course.   5 minutes

Course materials:  50 minutes

Resource review:  10 minutes

MLA CE Credits: 2