UMMS Affiliation

Lamar Soutter Library; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NER

Publication Date


Document Type

Article Preprint

Contract Cycle



Health Sciences and Medical Librarianship | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health Education and Promotion


The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region (NNLM GMR) received funding to support the evaluation and development of an asynchronous consumer health information course. Requirements of this project included: incorporating recommendations from NNLM instructors, National Library of Medicine staff and public library staff; piloting the revised course with a nationwide cohort; incorporating feedback from the pilot; and delivering a second instance of the revised course. The revised course meets existing requirements for public library certification and for Level 1 certification of the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization.


public libraries, consumer health, asynchronous

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Copyright The Author(s). This is an original manuscript / preprint of an article published by Taylor and Francis in The Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet on September 13, 2019, available online: Posted as allowed by the publisher's policy at

DOI of Published Version



Kiscaden E, Newman B, Malachowski M, Martin C. Developing an Online Consumer Health Course for Public Library Staff. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2019 Jul 3;23(3):249-60. DOI: 10.1080/15398285.2019.1646585. Link to article on publisher's website

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet



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