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In health information outreach, one of the most common ways to connect with the public is through a health fair. Recent literature has shown that school health fairs improve health knowledge in the short term (Freedman, 2010) and health fairs can be a valuable way to enhance public awareness of specific health professions or services… Read More »
If you missed the previous post in this series on “Evaluating Websites with Web Analytics,” you can find it here! We left off in our discussion of web analytics by talking about a few of the basic metrics and how they can help libraries and non-profit organizations assess their websites and online presence. The “big… Read More »
It comes as no surprise, but as of 2008, 61% of US adults and approximately 83% of internet users have used the internet to find health information. Relatedly, many medical libraries and health organizations rely on their websites, blogs, and social media to connect with their users or distribute much needed and requested health information…. Read More »
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Susan Starr’s editorial in the January 2012 issue of JMLA (“Survey research: we can do better” J Med Libr Assoc. 2012 January; 100(1): 1–2) is a very clear presentation of 3 common problems that disqualify article submissions from being full-length JMLA research papers. Making the point that the time to address these problems is in… Read More »
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Chan, CV; Kaufman, DR. “A framework for characterizing eHealth literacy demands and barriers.” Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2011. 13(4): e94. Researchers from Columbia University have developed a matrix of literacy types and cognitive complexity levels that can be used to assess an individuals’ eHealth competence and develop eHealth curricula. This tool can also be used to design and evaluate… Read More »