Date: December 19, 2012
Time: Noon to 1:00 pm (EDT)
Presenters: Kay Hogan Smith, MLS, MPH, AHIP
Kay is Associate Professor and Community Services Librarian at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, where she has been employed since 1994. She has also been director of Health InfoNet of Alabama, a free health information service of the state’s medical and public libraries, from its beginning in 1999 as Health InfoNet of Jefferson County (AL). Kay’s research interests include health literacy, and she teaches an MLA-certified course on the subject for medical librarians. Kay completed a second master’s degree in public health in 2012.
Presentation: State and Local Consumer Health Information Service, Pre and Post Go Local
This presentation will focus on the evolution of consumer health information service via the medical and public libraries in Alabama before, during, and after the NLM Go Local project involvement. The challenges, successes and lessons learned throughout the development of this effort may provide insight for others interested in promoting this service in their libraries or library networks.
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