Chris Childs is an Education & Outreach Librarian at the University of Iowa’s Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. He is the library’s liaison to the College of Public Health, the Department of Health & Human Physiology. He is also responsible for all state wide community outreach projects for the library and travels across the state providing training on free clinical, evidence based medicine and patient information resources to medical professional, public librarians and the general public. Chris has a BA in philosophy from Purdue University and a MS in library sciences from the University of North Texas. He has worked at the University of Iowa since 2008 was previously the assistant director of the Texas Tech University’s Health Sciences Center in the Permian Basin. Chris is an active member of the Medical Library Association.
Empowering Patient Safety Outreach through Interprofessional Partnerships: Educating Our Communities (with Linda J. Walton), Journal of hospital librarianship (2012)
Hospital Uses PPECA "Train the Trainer" Program to Help Community Groups Empower Patients (with R. Reimer), Focus on Patient Safety (2009)
YouTube for Hosting Video Tutorials: The Hows, Whys and Why Nots (with Amy E. Blevins MALS and Ericka Raber MALS), Library Technology Conference (2012)
Many libraries are finding it beneficial to create video tutorials. They are helpful in freeing...
PubMed/MEDLINE Basics: Finding What You Need in Radiology, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (2011)
Adult Health Literacy: Focus on Seniors (with R. Holst), Iowa Library Association Annual Meeting (2011)
Simulations, Outreach and Health Sciences Libraries: A Triple Play for Success (with Linda J. Walton, Amy Blevins, Sarah Andrews, and Jennifer DeBerg), Midwest MLA/IHSLA Annual Meeting (2011)
Purpose: Our library staff has been partnering with faculty to develop curricula using simulation equipment...
Consumer Health Guide for Librarians, Iowa Library Association Annual Meeting (2010)
Building a Best Practices Team: Creating Stronger Online Tutorials Together (with Jennifer DeBerg and Amy Blevins), Midwest Chapter MLA/IHSLA Annual Meeting (2011)
Purpose: The purpose of this poster is to demonstrate the value of having a best...
Using IT to Engage Patients in Seeking Information about their Health Conditions (with Linda J. Walton and Jennifer DeBerg), Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Conference (2011)
Using LibGuides for Community Center Outreach, Library Technology Conference (2011)
The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences collaborated with the University of Iowa s Institute...
History of the Iowa Public Health Association 1891-2010 (with Ronald D. Eckoff), Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health (2010)
Critical Access Hospital Outreach Program (with Linda Walton and Pam Rees), Library Technology Conference (2010)
The University of Iowa’s Critical Access Hospital Network provides support to ten rural clinics in...