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"Miles, Sarah" <[log in to unmask]>
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Miles, Sarah
Tue, 5 Jun 2018 14:09:29 +0000
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Good morning! Please excuse cross-posting. The NNLM South Central Region office is excited to share our upcoming webinar, Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library scheduled for Wednesday June 20th from 10am to 12pm CT / 9am to 11am MT. Full details can be found below or on our website<>.

Please note that registration is required for this class. After completing this session, the course is eligible for 2 hours of MLA CE credit and fulfills all the required competencies for Level 1 of the Consumer Health Information Specialization<>.

I hope you will join us on June 20th!

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library
Time: Wednesday, June 20th at 10am - 12pm CT / 9am - 11am MT
Instructor: Sarah Miles, NNLM SCR Health Professions Coordinator
Note: This class counts towards the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization.
To register:

Description: 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 be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources and collection development core lists. 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.

Objectives: This class teaches you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library. We will cover:

  *   History and evolution of consumer health
  *   Challenges of providing consumer health information at your library
  *   Planning a consumer health service
  *   Collection development
  *   Consumer health on the internet
  *   The reference interview
  *   Ethics
  *   Outreach
  *   Project development / marketing

For more information and to register:

Sarah Miles, MLIS/MA
Health Professions Coordinator
NNLM South Central Region
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd | Fort Worth, TX 76107
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