Available Until 1/18/2025

Consumer Health Collection Management - On demand*

For more information on this course, or to schedule, please contact the NNLM training office at nto@utah.edu.

This 4 credit hour online course reviews collection management principles for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library's health collection, and consider how you can improve your health related materials to better serve your community. This class includes a downloadable list of authoritative health information resources in both .html and .docx formats that you can customize for your library.

Courser URL: https://nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/consumer-health-collection-management-demand

Learning Objectives:

Learners will be able to

  • Assess the quality of their library’s current health information materials and identify any collection gaps
  • Identify quality health information resources online, in print, and other formats when conducting health information reference
  • Select authoritative health information resources, in a variety of formats, for their library’s collection while meeting the needs of their community
  • Explain and provide justification of the library’s health information collection
  • Consider including health related things that can be offered for lending in their library


Module 1: Recorded presentation - Watch 60 minute video

Module 2: Assignment 1 - Review collection management policy &  community health issues (Forum post, graded complete incomplete by instructor & feedback - 1.5 hours student work)

Module 3: Assignment 2 - Review and improve your current health reference collection  (Forum post, graded complete incomplete by instructor & feedback - 1.5 hours student work)

MLA CE Credit: 4