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Upcoming Beyond the SEA Webinar: There’s an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health

Posted by on March 20th, 2019 Posted in: Consumer Health, Continuing Education, Technology

Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 1:00 PM ET

Presenter: Emily Hurst, Deputy Direct and Head of Research and Education, Tompkins-McCaw Library

Summary: Mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before.  Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of health and wellness applications? By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help their users make informed decisions about the apps they choose to download. This webinar focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provides information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

Presenter Bio: Emily Hurst currently serves as the Deputy Director and Head of Research and Education for the Tompkins-McCaw Library, she has over ten years of experience in health science libraries. She oversees the operations of a diverse group of liaison librarians and ensures that the library meets the information needs of health sciences students, faculty, and staff. In addition, she works closely with outreach efforts in the Richmond community and supports efforts of the Community Health Education Center to bring health information to the community. Having previously worked as the Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, Emily has a strong background in National Library of Medicine resources and has experience integrating these resources into educational settings.

MLA CE:  1 Contact Hour

Contact:  For additional information, please contact Liz Waltman

Pre-RegisterPre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required.

To Join the Training Session:
1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t55678b23756d06d2f6a808165866385c
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: nnlm
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

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To Join the Session by Phone Only: 
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.

Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
Global call-in numbers: https://nih.webex.com/nih/globalcallin.php?serviceType=TC&ED=797358577&tollFree=0
Access code: 628 735 422

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