This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech.
This class will teach the basics of providing consumer health information at your library. Areas covered are:
- Learners will be able to explain how to review and compare consumer health resources and demonstrate knowledge of reputable, reliable resources through online class discussions and activities.
- Learners will apply health literacy and public health content knowledge to use NLM resources to meet their unique community needs.
- Learners will interpret demographic reports and recommend solutions.
- Utilizing NLM resources, learners will develop a consumer health program that their library can use for promotion and community outreach.
Agenda - 2 hour
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
Asynchronous online class - 4 week
- Module 1: Consumer Health
- Module 2: Health Literacy
- Take a Guess Activity
- Module 1: Needs Assessment Activity
- Module 2: Discussion
- Module 2 Quiz
- Module 3: Consumer Health Reference
- Module 4: Planning a Consumer Health Information Service
- Module 3: Reference Interview Activity
- Module 4: Discussion
- Module 5: Consumer Health on the Internet
- Module 6: Outreach
- Module 5: Searching for Health Information Activity
- Module 5: Disclaimers Activity
- Module 6: Outreach Activity
- Module 7: Promoting Consumer Health Resources
- Module 7: Promoting Consumer Health Resources Activity Question Post Survey
- Beyond an Apple a Day – Class Overview 2
MLA CE Credits: 4