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Ah, yes, at a time when so many media sources are publishing and posting so many stories about delay, repeal, enforcement and every stripe of interpretation in between, we library folk need to keep our heads up above the tide and evaluate the authority of each wave. If the story you read, hear or view seems to indicate a sea change, check it out using your good ol’ information science criteria:
In spite of some public appearances, Infopeople isn’t limiting our scope of activities to the various projects required in order to get library staff up and aware of the Affordable Care Act. Here are some other initiatives that have us busy—so that we can better help library staff with the variety of training and information needs we face:
If you are getting the sense that there is a whole lot of variation in the format, content and provenance surrounding essential library staff-specific information about the Affordable Care Act, then you have read the scene accurately! Before you throw up your metaphoric hands, reach for your mine pick and/or shovel, or take to your bed with an affordable headache, let’s break this down into approachable chunks. Today we’ll look at webinars:
Is there really a slow time around Infopeople training roll outs? Nah! And so far, this August is proving to be busy for those of us creating lots of new content areas and formats for library staff training and development!
Here’s an overview of what’s happening, and a glimpse ahead, too:
With the enrollment period for the initial public activity under the Affordable Care Act less than two months away, librarians need to be sure we are staying alert to related news from both federal and state governments.
Thanks to the efforts of NN/LM PSR Consumer Health & Technology Coordinator Kelli Ham, a LibGuide with information resources for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now available from the “Quick Links” menu of the NN/LM PSR home page. Check it out by visiting http://guides.nnlm.gov/psr/aca! It will be updated as additional information becomes available.