Wednesday, March 13, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 PM, ET

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Health Information and Resources for
Library Users: Webinar (03/13/19)

In this webinar, librarians from the University of Florida with expertise in consumer health and health literacy will provide training for library staff interested in sharing trustworthy health information with their communities.  The presenters will equip attendees to teach their users about health information resources, and to understand the challenges those with limited health literacy face in understanding health information. 

Webinar participants will learn:

  • To find and use validated health information resources, such as MedlinePlus. 
  • To critically evaluate health information resources online, as well as how to teach their users to do so.
  • The impact of limited literacy on health care outcomes.
  • The signs of limited health literacy in a user, and strategies to provide resources and education for these users. 
The goal of this webinar is to improve the public’s access to reliable health information resources by empowering library staff to provide their users with the best evidence in health research, enabling them to make informed decisions about their health.

Virtual Trainers: Margaret Ansell, Susan Harnett, and
Jane Morgan-Daniel

Margaret Ansell is the Nursing & Consumer Health Liaison Librarian at the University of Florida’s Health Science Center Libraries.  She works with the College of Nursing and clinical nursing staff at UF Health Shands Hospital, as well as with the College of Health and Human Performance’s Health Education and Behavior department. 

Susan Harnett is Medical Information Services Librarian at Borland Library, University of Florida in Jacksonville FL.  She is primary research support for clinical staff, faculty and physicians at UF Health Jacksonville, but maintains an interest in consumer health, health literacy and health education training.

Jane Morgan-Daniel is the Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian at the University of Florida’s Health Science Center Libraries. She is also the Liaison Librarian to Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and the School of Physician Assistant Studies.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.