[PSR-News] I Do Not Give Medical Advice Webinar on Quality Health Information--6/19/08
kdeeney at library.ucla.edu
Wed Jun 4 16:33:38 PDT 2008
Interested Network Members!
If you are in California, join us for this Infopeople Webinar on
Dispensing Quality Health Information by our own Consumer Health
Coordinator, Kelli Ham. Because the session will be interactive, please
note the pre-survey requesting your input by June 13.
For those outside of California, the archived version of the webinar
will be available the following day.
Title: I Do Not Give Medical Advice: I Dispense Quality Health
Information - Session #5 of the Health e-Shows Series
Date and time: June 19, 2008, 12pm - 1pm
This webinar will last approximately an hour. There is no charge for
this Infopeople webinar. Pre-registration is not required.
For more information and to participate in the June 19 webinar, go to
In the day-to-day work of the reference librarian, the health reference
interview presents one of the most challenging scenarios. The reasons
are many, and each interaction is unique. The user might be distressed
or emotional, or may want advice. Low health literacy can be a problem,
regardless of the user's education or socio-economic status. The
question might refer to a serious diagnosis or life-threatening
condition, in which case the reference interaction becomes even more
serious and significant.
What determines a successful outcome, both for the library user and the
librarian? Is the experience better, worse, or simply different for
public librarians as compared with hospital or medical librarians? This
interactive webinar will present the differences between regular
reference and health reference, with a focus on consumer health
reference services in both medical and public library settings.
Librarians will learn from the expertise and experience of their
colleagues about dispensing quality health information!
NOTE: Your input is requested! The format of this session takes
advantage of the features of the webinar software Horizon Wimba,
allowing for participation by attendees. Participants will have
opportunities to contribute their ideas, discuss issues and challenges
they face, and provide strategies and best practices for example
scenarios. In preparation for the session, we are asking for your input
in a pre-survey to identify specific challenges and concerns about
providing health information, which will help to guide the discussion.
Public and medical librarians or others who provide consumer health
information to members of the public are invited to participate.
http://tinyurl.com/6eglhq <http://tinyurl.com/6eglhq> The survey will
be available until 5pm PST Friday, June 13.
Speaker: Kelli Ham. Kelli has over twelve years of experience working
in corporate, public and biomedical libraries. Since May 2005, Kelli has
been the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of
Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Pacific Southwest Region (PSR), based at
the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. She is responsible for
planning and coordinating consumer health programs and activities for
public libraries and community-based organizations in the Region.
Outreach activities focus on meeting the health information needs of the
diverse population groups in the Pacific Southwest Region.
Infopeople's funding limits attendance at live webinars to anyone in the
California library community. If you are outside California, please do
not view the live event.
However, you are welcome to see the archived version the day following
the webinar. Check our archive listing at:
Please do not cross post this announcement to any national list.
Webinar: I Do Not Give Medical Advice; I Dispense Quality Health
Date: June 19, 2008
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Speaker: Kelli Ham
If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks.
Kay Deeney kdeeney at library.ucla.edu
<mailto:kdeeney at library.ucla.edu>
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
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