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.
INTERSECT is not your grandmother's library conference!
This brand new regional gathering of library and information professionals will be taking place at the Hilton Garden Inn, Buffalo, NY on Friday, October 5, 2018.
The purpose of INTERSECT is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content.
INTERSECT: Where People and Ideas Meet!
Program and session descriptions can be viewed here: https://wnylrc.org/uploads/documents/committees/ce/INTERSECT_program.pdf
Activities, including workshops and tours, will be held during lunch time.
Early bird registration will be available to everyone until August 15th, after which the registration price will increase to $40 for WNYLRC members and $50 for non-members.
Please fill out our form on preferred sessions, lunch activities, and your meal selection once you've registered: https://wnylrc.wufoo.com/forms/q1yutqd11vjaht8/
Spaces for each session and lunch activities are limited -- so sign up soon!
If you need disability accommodations, please email Caitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is $5/day valet parking only for guests of our Unconference at the Hilton Garden Inn.
We have a block of rooms reserved with a special conference rate at the Hilton Garden Inn available on a first come, first serve basis if you wish to stay overnight. You can book online at buffalodowntown.hgi.com with the booking code: WNYLR. You can also call Hilton Garden Inn at either 1-855-446-1178 or 716-848-1000 and inform the agent that helps you of the dates that you wish to book and the special code (WNYLR).