The April 20-21 workshop will help librarians develop the awareness and skills needed to provide patrons with accurate health information. Attendees
The sessions will be taught by experienced health sciences librarians:
Emily J. Hurst, MSLS, AHIP, Head, Research and Education, VCU Libraries, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Tompkins-McCaw, among the oldest medical libraries in the South, serves the five academic programs on the medical campus as well as clinicians and practicing and teaching practitioners.
Dana L. Ladd, Ph.D., directs VCU’s Community Health Education Center, a consumer health library for patients, their families and the public. This is one of the nation’s few consumer health libraries housed inside a major urban teaching hospital. The center, in the Gateway Building is part of VCU Health. It serves 1,500 patrons monthly and thousands more through its online resources. Its staff also presents at health fairs and other public events designed to educate consumers about how to find reliable health information.
“The Ethics of Providing Health Information”“Consumer Health Education Center’s Free Online Resources”“Online Resources: MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference, Pediatric Resources, Women’s Health, Senior Health”“Low Literacy Resources and Non-English Language Resources”