Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (Two-part Webinar Series)

Adapted from a National Network of Libraries of Medicine workshop of the same name, this two-part Webinar series will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library. Cheryl Rowan (Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region) will provide an overview of the evolution of consumer health and then focus in on health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources, collection development core lists, and consumer health ethics.

As this is such an essential topic for libraries, staff are encouraged to view these webinars in groups. A hands-on exercise will be provided during part one and participants will be encouraged to complete it (along with fellow library staff, if applicable) prior to attending part two, when the answers to the exercise will be discussed.

About the presenter:

Cheryl Rowan is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR), and works closely with libraries, consumer health organizations, healthcare professionals, and the general public in the five states served by the SCR (AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX). Since coming to the NN/LM SCR, she has developed classes which highlight National Library of Medicine resources relevant to the topics of health literacy, health statistics, refugee populations, and nutrition resources. Prior to this position, she served as the Public Health Coordinator for the NN/LM SCR and has worked at The Texas Medical Center Library (Houston, TX), as well as public and school libraries. Cheryl was named as a 2012 Mover & Shaker in the library industry by the editors of the national publication Library Journal.

About the National Network of Libraries of Medicine:

The official mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Among other activities, staff members develop and teach a wide assortment of free classes which promote National Library of Medicine databases.

Dates & registration:

Beyond An Apple A Day - Part 1
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
2-3pm CDT

Beyond An Apple A Day - Part 2
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
2-3pm CDT

CE Credit:

Attendance at either live Webinar qualifies for 1 hour of Texas State Library Continuing Education credit. Printed Certificates of Completion will not be issued. Instead, a follow-up email will be sent 2 business days after each event to individuals who logged in and attended the live Webinar. Attendees are advised to save and/or print the follow-up email as it will serve as proof of attendance for CE purposes. TSLAC CE credit is also available for group viewings of live Webinar events -- please follow the Group Webinar Viewing procedure listed in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: MLA CE hours will not be awarded for this Webinar series as it has been adapted primarily for library staff who do not work in medical libraries.

Technical Requirements and other Frequently Asked Questions?

We are using the GoToWebinar web conferencing software for our Webinars. For more information on technical requirements and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit our Webinar FAQ page.

Questions? Please contact:

Naomi DiTullio
Distance Learning Consultant
Phone: 512-936-2586

Page last modified: April 24, 2014