Final Reminder: Beyond an Apple a Day Webinar Wednesday June 20

This is your final reminder to register for this Wednesday’s webinar, Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library. The webinar will be held 10am to 12pm CT / 9am to 11am MT on Wednesday, June 20th, and registration is required! Be sure to visit our website https://nnlm.gov/class/beyond-apple-day-providing-consumer-health-information-your-library/8308 or use the registration link below to sign up. The course is eligible for 2 hours of MLA CE credit and fulfills all the required competencies for Level 1 of the Consumer Health Information Specialization http://www.mlanet.org/page/chis, so don’t miss it!

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

Time: Wednesday, June 20th at 10am – 12pm CT / 9am – 11am MT

Instructor: Sarah Miles, NNLM SCR Health Professions Coordinator

Note: This class counts towards the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization.

Description: 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.

Objectives: 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

For more information and to register: https://nnlm.gov/class/beyond-apple-day-providing-consumer-health-information-your-library/8308

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