Katherine Chew, the NNLM/GMR Outreach Librarian for Minnesota from the University of Minnesota spent her May providing two health information workshops for public librarians from the Ramsey County public library system. Katherine was able to connect with the person responsible for professional development at Ramsey County and given a choice of potential workshops, the Ramsey County librarians chose to participate in workshops geared towards providing health information to foreign born populations and how to connect older adults to quality health information. The workshops took place at the Roseville Public Library, which is located just north of Saint Paul and east of Minneapolis. It is one of two Twin Cities suburbs that are adjacent to both Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Nine librarians were able to find time in their busy schedules to attend both of the two hour interactive workshops that included a presentation, hands-on exercises and take-away resource materials. One of the attendees has already spoken to Katherine about potentially providing a consumer oriented health information workshop this fall. Next up is connecting with the Hennepin County librarians.
Read more about the workshops here.