Workshop – Beyond an Apple a Day : Providing Health Information at Your Library

Date: Thursday, October 05, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM PM – 11:30 AM
Place: Schenectady County Public Library, Central Library
Presenter: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)
Cost: Free

This hands-on class for librarians and library staff, 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.

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

Please register for this workshop at 

This workshop is designed to work in conjunction with the Engage For Health workshop, presented from 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM. Laptops or mobile devices are recommended for both workshops. If you’d like lunch , a sandwich, drink, and dessert will be provided for $10.50. Please make checks out to Mohawk Valley Library System, 858 Duanesburg Rd. Schenectady, NY 12306

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