Available Until 10/12/2024

LIS 60620 Health Information Resources*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Donald S. Pearson, AHIP, at dpearso7@kent.edu . 

LIS course for Kent State University graduate students only. The Medical Librarianship Concentration prepares students to work in medical and health sciences libraries; in the community; and as part of a health system, hospital, clinician office, academic center, government research agency, or medical specialty organization. Students in the concentration intern at a medical library, which will allow them to apply their skills and knowledge, as well as to observe the typical daily activities and requirements of medical librarians. 

Resource URL: [Pending] 

Learning Objectives

1. Understand current issues and trends in health librarianship.
2. Select relevant print and electronic materials to include in a health library.
3. Determine which resources to use for quality health information for consumers and health professionals.
4. Be able to perform health/medical research to find relevant information.
5. Learn to complete health-related literature searches.
6. Understand elements of health library resource management.
7. Define and apply evidence-based practice as it relates to health libraries in public and private healthcare settings.
8. Explore and apply search techniques in the National Library of Medicine and other US Government health information databases.
9. Understand and explore the commercial health information products currently on the market.
10. Discuss and implement marketing principles as they apply to health libraries.
11. Define and promote health, information, and data literacy as it relates to healthcare library patrons.


This course is offered over 15 weeks; full semester;  100% online via Canvas; asynchronous. 

MLA CE Credits: 24