Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information in a Public Library
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Finding consumer health information is a top priority for many public library users. However, providing health information services to the public brings up some interesting challenges. Do you know what information you can provide without stepping over the line into giving medical advice? Should you issue disclaimers with any health information you do provide? Are you familiar with appropriate online resources for health issues?
This webcast will cover the basics of providing consumer health information in a public library setting. The instructors, from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, will discuss both the librarian's perspective and the issues faced by patrons in their search for health information. The webcast will address legal, ethical, and privacy issues, as well as appropriate reference interview and collection development techniques. The session will conclude with information on health-related community partnerships, needs assessments, and funding resources.
Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.
Speakers: Kelly Ham, Alan Carr
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