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Presentation
Connecting Communities to Health
Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference (2017)
  • Margot G. Malachowski, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Abstract
Libraries have a long history of meeting public demand for consumer health information. A recent IMLS study showed that an estimated 37 percent of library computer users (28 million people) use the computers and seek assistance from librarians for health/wellness issues. How can you help connect these library users to the health information they need? Learn about the free, authoritative health information resources available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), as well as best practices for working with all types of patrons looking for medical, health and wellness information. You will also learn more about the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) New England Region professional development and funding opportunities.
Keywords
  • libraries,
  • health literacy,
  • communities
Publication Date
Summer June 1, 2017
Location
Smithfield, RI
Citation Information
Margot G. Malachowski. "Connecting Communities to Health" Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/margot_malachowski/22/