20 Questions: Consumer Health Resources

Date(s) - 06/18/2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Can’t attend the live event on June 18th? Click here to register for access to the recording, available June 19th, 2013.  We will send login information to access the recording on June 19th, 2013.

In this two-hour live online class, students will explore best practices in working with health questions, and learn about the best consumer health resources available online.
Health information on the web is plentiful, however, finding the best resources is an intimidating challenge. In this two-hour online class, students will explore answers to 20 consumer health reference questions like, “Can you help me find a resource that evaluates the quality of care at nursing homes in my area? Is there conclusive evidence that Echinacea is an effective immune system stimulator? Students will have an opportunity to explore consumer health reference resources further in an exercise after class.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this class students will be able to:

  • Identify quality consumer health sites using established criteria
  • Understand ethics and privacy issues related to answering health reference questions
  • More effectively provide health information and appropriate referrals to patrons

Intended Audience
Librarians and library staff who frequently work with medical information, or medical librarians wishing to refresh their knowledge of consumer health resources available online

Biography ~ Russell Palmer
Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches, and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. Russell has been invited to speak at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including LOEX, LOEX of the West, and the Reference Renaissance. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.



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