Date

6-1-2017

Document Type

Presentation

Contract Cycle

2016-2021

Abstract

Libraries have a long history of meeting public demand for consumer health information. A recent IMLS study showed that an estimated 37 percent of library computer users (28 million people) use the computers and seek assistance from librarians for health/wellness issues. How can you help connect these library users to the health information they need? Learn about the free, authoritative health information resources available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), as well as best practices for working with all types of patrons looking for medical, health and wellness information. You will also learn more about the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) New England Region professional development and funding opportunities.

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Information Literacy | Public Health Education and Promotion

Keywords

libraries, health literacy, communities

Comments

Presented at the Rhode Island Library Association Conference, June 2017.