E-Resources in Health
An Infopeople On-ground Workshop
Instructor: Francisca Goldsmith
Fee: Free for those in the California library and model ehealth communities. *
- What pressing consumer health issues face your community?
- Are you confident in your knowledge of up-to-date, quality health resources that are most appropriate for library users with health questions?
- Are you faced with the challenges of finding quality health information in other languages or at understandable reading levels?
- Are you comfortable handling sensitive health reference questions?
Build your awareness of the competencies and skills you need to plan and provide health-related library services. Upon completion of this course, you will be ready to pursue further health and wellness information via companion self-paced online modules.
Who Should Attend: Anyone from the California library community with an interest in digital health literacy targeting their local community. This course is also appropriate for staff and volunteers at health care clinics, hospitals, resource centers, community health workers, and others who assist consumers with accessing health information online.
Workshop Description: This day-long computer lab training is intended to increase your awareness of, and comfort with, accessing reliable health information on the Internet. You will explore online, under the guidance of the instructor, a variety of health-related resources. You will enhance your health information search skills, and learn how to identify reputable and reliable sources for accurate information that addresses your community's health care needs. Ways to stay current, including useful social media tools will also be addressed. The instructor will supply sample evaluation templates, cheat sheets, and practical and useful tips for immediate application in your work.
Pre-workshop assignment: We have developed a pre-workshop survey to help us better understand your expectations for the course, and how you will use the information you gain during the workshop. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NWB67GP
Preliminary Course Outline
- Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library
- The tool kit
- Applying your own knowledge of your community
- The Best Online Health Information
- Exploring MedlinePlus
- Other federal government health information
- HealthyKids.org and other association and professional organization sites
- Understanding Online Searching for Health Information
- Best searching principles and practices
- Applying knowledge of user need to search strategy
- Evaluating Websites According to Your Community’s Needs
- Information quality and authority
- Accessibility for your users
- Locating Community Need Trends
- California Health Interview Survey
- Staying Up to Date in a Rapidly Changing Information Environment
- Pew Research Reports
- Social media networks
- Health and Wellness Competencies online learning
Prerequisites: This course requires that students be comfortable with basic computer skills, including using a mouse, navigating the web, and basic keyboarding.
*Note about the Fee: Made possible by funding through the University of California Davis under award No. 06-43-B10584 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce and offered at no charge to participants. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NIST or the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Travel costs will be reimbursed using the UC Davis Travel Reimbursement Requirements. An expense sheet will be provided to all attendees on the day of the workshop. For questions regarding reimbursements, please contact Kate Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check-in: 8:30 to 9:00 AM Instruction: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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