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.
WNYLRC & RRLC are co-sponsoring a charter bus to Cleveland, OH, for ACRL 2019. The bus will leave Rochester on April 9th and return on April 13th. Cost is $40 per person. Please be aware that this charter bus includes transportation only (does not include conference registration or lodging).
To ride the bus with us, fill out the form here.
9:30am Bus departs Bushnell's Basin Park & Ride (Rochester)
10:40am Bus arrives at WNYLRC office
10:55am Bus departs WNYLRC office
11:55am Bus arrives at SUNY Fredonia
12:10pm Bus departs SUNY Fredonia
2:30pm Bus arrives at Cleveland Convention Center
12:45pm Bus departs Cleveland Convention Center
3:05pm Bus arrives at SUNY Fredonia
3:20pm Bus departs SUNY Fredonia
4:20pm Bus arrive at WNYLRC office
4:35pm Bus departs WNYLRC office