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Combating Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans

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Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Computer Lab

200 NE 18th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Combating Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans (one-day workshop for library and literacy staff and volunteers)

Veterans and their families need reliable health information resources and training to locate health information that is sensitive and pertinent to their needs. This course will cover resources for finding information on general health conditions, mental health resources, including those for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family issues, substance abuse, amputations, support groups, and more. Additionally, this class will prepare participants to find and assess other veterans’ health resources.

Class objectives:

  • Understand the unique information needs of veterans and their families
  • Utilize resources presented to locate reliable, authoritative health information specific to veterans
  • Acquire skills and knowledge to effectively identify and assess resources not covered in the class

There is no prerequisite for this class.

Shari Clifton, MHLIS, AHIP, will teach this class. Shari is Associate Director and Head of Reference and Instructional Services at the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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