This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in providing 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 and health information resources. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach and health reference questions.
Note: If you wish to attend both sessions (Beyond An Apple A Day: Providing Consumer Health Information At Your Library and ACE: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community), you must register for each session separately. There will be a break for lunch in between sessions.
Veronica Leigh Milliner is the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Middle Atlantic Region based in Pittsburgh, PA. She works with public libraries to build capacity to provide health information and improve health literacy for their patrons. She is a librarian who has previously worked in public libraries, both within the United States and abroad, with a focus on programming, outreach services, and staff training. She is interested in exploring the role of the public library as a community asset and nontraditional library programs and services that improve lives in their communities. Her work focuses on opportunity and access for vulnerable and marginalized populations.