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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information @ Your Library

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Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Computer Lab

200 NE 18th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information @ Your Library (1/2-day morning workshop for library and literacy staff and volunteers)

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.

Topics include:

  • 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 and marketing

There is no prerequisite for this class.

Sarah Miles, Health Professions Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, will teach the class.

Travel stipend for overnight stay may be available if you take this morning class and the afternoon Healthy Aging @ Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information class. You also must be 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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