[Libs-Or] Health Literacy Pre-Conference at OLA 2020

Gilman, Isaac P. gilmani at pacificu.edu
Mon Feb 17 08:55:11 PST 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 Oregon Library Association conference and pre-conferences! Please consider joining Pacific University Libraries for a half-day pre-conference dedicated to health literacy. Registration information is at the bottom of this message.

Knowledge is Health: The Intersection Between Health Information and Health Literacy
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 1-5 pm

Karen Flaherty, Interprofessional Education Outreach Coordinator, Pacific University Libraries
Angela Lee, Health Sciences Librarian, Pacific University Libraries

The provision of health information is an important goal for public and academic librarians wanting to ensure their users become health literate. Librarians have a long history of delivering health information services to consumers; they now have an opportunity to become key partners in advancing health literacy in their library. How can librarians accomplish this? They can become more knowledgeable about health information sources, learn how to answer health questions, teach users how to find and select good health information, and recognize the issues of low health literacy while practicing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This 4-hour workshop offers training in providing health information services to your users and is designed for librarians who want to advocate for health literacy. This workshop will highlight the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) and cover:

1)      Introduction to health information resources: MedlinePlus, PubMed, Genetics Home Reference

2)      Evaluate health information for quality to build a good consumer health collection

3)      Learn how to conduct an effective health reference interview

4)      Help users find and select appropriate health information

5)      Identify issues of low health literacy, educating users about health literacy, learning how to help users become health literate, and developing a repository of educational materials
This workshop is supported by the NNLM PNR/University of Washington subaward project at Pacific University:
Knowledge is Health: Interprofessional Partnerships to Promote Health Literacy

Registration Information

Cost: $65
Registration Site: http://oregonlibconference.org/2020/registration/

Isaac Gilman, MLIS | Dean of University Libraries | 503-352-1401
Pacific University Libraries | Tran Library 140
Pacific University | 2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

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