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American Indian Health Information Resources for Librarians

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Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Computer Lab

200 NE 18th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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American Indian Health Information Resources for Librarians (one-day workshop for library and literacy staff and volunteers)

According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 5.2 million people stated that they were American Indian or Alaskan Native. A recent study shows that American Indian use of the Internet to find health information is lower in comparison with the total adult U.S. population. This five-hour program will introduce a variety of governmental and non-governmental Internet resources that have health information for American Indian populations. Students attending will be able to practice their skills in finding health information using web resources in this hands-on program.

Class objectives:

  • Identify and describe the National Library of Medicine's American Indian health databases
  • Compare strengths and weaknesses of American Indian health websites
  • Utilize websites to obtain health information resources for American Indian populations

There is no prerequisite for this class.

Tara Malone, MLIS, will teach this class. Tara is Reference and Instructional Services Librarian at the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.class.

Travel stipend for overnight stay may be available. You must be affiliated with a public library, library system, tribal library or literacy organization which is 60 miles or more from ODL to qualify for a travel stipend. Initial travel stipend paperwork must be returned to ODL before the class date. Contact Doris Dixon to request paperwork via email Doris.Dixon@libraries.ok.gov or phone (405) 522-3217. Stipend will be based on lodging receipt, up to $92. If lodging charges are less than $92, the contract will be written for the actual amount, not $92. Mileage also may be reimbursed at 30 cents/mile if you are paying for your own gas & cannot collect from your library/literacy organization. Stipend contracts will be made out to the library/literacy organization. It will be your responsibility to collect your reimbursement from such organization. No travel stipend contracts will be paid until the class has been attended and photocopied proof of overnight stay (if applicable) has been submitted to the Office of Library Development.

This class made possible by funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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