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An Infopeople Webinar

October 28th, 2008 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Presenter: Kelli Ham Photo of Kelli Ham

Whether it's reading a funny story about germs and hand washing to preschoolers or helping a senior citizen learn about an upcoming surgery, providing health information is a common and very important task for librarians. Much attention is given to topics such as best practices for the health reference interview, cultural sensitivity, and health literacy. But what are best practices for serving users in different age groups? How do the needs of a teenager differ from a senior citizen? What are some ways to engage users through fun and interactive programs, regardless of age?

This webinar will explore the health information needs and information seeking behaviors of kids, teens, boomers and seniors. You will discover some new resources and some tricks in getting to fantastic resources for different age groups using MedlinePlus. We will present resources for fun, interactive, quality health programming for all ages and also discuss strategies for partnering with a variety of organizations and schools in your community. Keep your users informed about their health, and have some fun along the way!

Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

  • Speaker's slides
    • ppt [8.99mb] - pdf (3 slides per page) [1.6mb]
  • Handouts
    • Online resources doc [84kb] - pdf [30kb]

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