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Sign up for Wyoming Library Association Conference sessions

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Interest List, #Health Sciences List, #Public/K-12 List


Library staff have two exciting learning opportunities available from NNLM coming up at the Wyoming Library Association Conference Aug. 7-9.

The conference taking place in Cheyenne includes a four-hour pre-conference titled Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library on Aug. 7 and a 50-minute conference session on Citizen Science: Putting Your Patrons In Touch With Discovery session.

Beyond an Apple a Day is eligible for credit toward a Consumer Health Information Specialization awarded by the Medical Library Association.

The conference takes place at the Little America Hotel & Resort. To learn more and register, go to the conference website.

Here are the details on each session:

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

When: Wednesday, August 7 at 1:00pm-5:00pm

Presenter: Christian Minter, CHIS Trainer

Description:

This class teaches you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library. We will cover:

  • Challenges of providing consumer health information
  • Planning a consumer health service
  • Consumer health on the internet
  • The reference interview
  • Ethics
  • Outreach
  • Project development/marketing

Citizen Science: Putting Your Patrons In Touch With Discovery

When: Thursday, August 8 at 9:30 am-10:20 am

Presenter: George Strawley, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator.

In this session, participants can expect to learn about the following:

  • How to support and easily participate in citizen science in their communities.
  • Citizen science library program models.
  • Free National Library of Medicine resources to incorporate into citizen science library programs.
  • Sources of funding to explore for buying testing kits or supporting community research efforts.

Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. Nor prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please feel free to contact George Strawley or Christian Minter.

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University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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