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Next Week: Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries

Posted by on October 26th, 2017 Posted in: Consumer Health, Education

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the CHIS designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library staff have developed with the knowledge they gained through the CHIS. In addition to learning about the credential and hearing real library examples, webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and discuss ideas with colleagues. This webinar will provide an excellent background and introduction to issues that will be covered in greater depth at the  Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 preconference, “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community.”

When: Wednesday, November 1, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Speakers: Bobbi Newman, community engagement and outreach specialist at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, will be co-presenting with Scott Allen, the deputy director at PLA. The webinar will feature three public librarians who have participated in our consumer health courses, obtained CHIS, and will share how they have used what they learned in their own community.

Read the full description and register online today!

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Hannah Sinemus is the Web Experience Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR). Although she updates the MAR web pages, blog, newsletter and social media, Hannah is not the sole author of this content. If you have questions about a MARquee or MAReport posting, please contact the Middle Atlantic Region directly at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

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This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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