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Providing Consumer Health Information to Patrons: A Workshop for Public Librarians



Community Health Education Center
1200 E. Marshall St., Richmond, Va. 23298


Are you a librarian who wants to learn more about providing consumer health information to your patrons? Join VCU Libraries for a free two-day workshop ideal for librarians working in public, community college, academic or hospital settings. Library students and those interested in providing or creating a community- or patient-focused library are also invited to attend. The April 20–21 workshop will help librarians develop the awareness and skills needed to provide patrons with accurate health information.

The workshop is free to participants. One night's hotel stay will be provided for the first 10 out-of-town participants to register. Mileage and parking for all workshop attendees will be reimbursed. Food and snacks during workshop sessions are provided. Seating is limited to 25. Librarians who complete all sessions will receive credit (10 hours) toward the Consumer Health Information Specialist Certification from the Medical Libraries Association. Librarians who already hold this certification may use the hours for re-certification. Sessions will be broken up by snack breaks, lunch, networking time and informative tours. You are free to register for one or both days, but preference will be given to attendees who want to attend both sessions to earn their certification.

The event is free and open to all, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck.


Registration is now closed.


Providing Consumer Health Information to Patrons

Day 1
Thursday, April 20, 2017
1–5 p.m.
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 509 N. 12th St., Computer Classroom

  • "Take Two Apps and Call Me in the Morning: Mobile Applications for Health and Wellness"

Day 2
Friday, April 21, 2017
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Community Health Education Center, 1200 E. Marshall St.

  • "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"

Developed resources reported in this presentation are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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