The Public Librarian's Guide to Providing Consumer Health Information

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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-8200-6
Published: 
2002
Publisher: 
PLA
Pages: 
120
Width: 
9"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • About the Authors

This work reviews the ways in which the public library can fulfill its role in consumer health information delivery. It will cover assessing community health needs; conducting a health information reference interview; developing and managing a health collection; providing health education programming, developing partnerships with other health information providers; possible funding for a health information service; and using the Internet and online resources for this mission.

Barbara Casini

Andrea Kenton

Public Library Association (PLA)

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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