Call for submissions – Seeking consumer health related articles, reviews & more!

Is there a great online consumer health resource you’d like to review? How about a book on a consumer health topic? Do you have an interesting consumer health initiative or project taking place at your Library? Have you been spearheading innovative work with consumer health librarianship and want to let the world know it? We want to hear from you!

Consider submitting a brief article (200-400 words) to Consumer Connections, the electronic newsletter of the Consumer Health and Patient Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association.

We are also looking for submissions for our new “Member Spotlight” column. Have you written a book, book chapter, or an article? Have you presented at a meeting, be it a podium or with a poster? Or are you just an awesome information professional involved in consumer health, or know someone else who is! Don’t be shy!  Share you accomplishments and gain exposure!

We still need submissions for the Winter 2018 issue. The deadline for the Winter 2018 issue of Consumer Connections is January 19, 2018. Submitting an article in Consumer Connections (a non-peer reviewed newsletter featuring case studies and practical advice) is a great and low key way to experience writing and publishing.

Want to learn more? Check out 2017 back issues of Consumer Connections.

All submissions submitted be as Microsoft Word documents. Images should be sent as JPGs. Please send submissions to the editor:

Robin O’Hanlon, MIS, Assistant Library Director, Outreach & Public Services Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Publication Information Statement:

Consumer Connections (ISSN 15357821) is the newsletter of the Consumer and Patient Information Section of the Medical Library Association. It is published on the CAPHIS section of the MLA website quarterly. CAPHIS is the largest section of the Medical Library Association. Newsletter articles and book reviews are copyrighted; please contact the editor for reprint permission.

Book Review Disclaimer:

Consumer Connections Newsletter considers for review books of interest to librarians, patients, caregivers, and the general public. This column will concentrate on reviews of recent books about consumer health care information available in print and/or electronic formats. General interest titles related to healthcare and medicine may also be considered. It is the purpose of each review to provide a detailed description and critical evaluation of the work. Recommendations for purchase are also included. Book reviews should be 200-400 words. Reviews reflect the opinions of the reviewer, not of the Consumer Connections Newsletter Editors.

Persons interested in becoming a book reviewer or suggesting titles for review in Consumer Connections should contact the Book Review Co-Editors: Claire Joseph Include the following information: Author, title, name, name of publisher, publisher location, date of publication, price, number of pages, ISBN.

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