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The Resource Promoting individual and community health at the library, Mary Grace Flaherty

Promoting individual and community health at the library, Mary Grace Flaherty

Label
Promoting individual and community health at the library
Title
Promoting individual and community health at the library
Statement of responsibility
Mary Grace Flaherty
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Though today's consumers have unprecedented access to health information, its quality and veracity varies widely. Public libraries can play an important role in supporting library users in their health information seeking efforts. In this book Flaherty shows how to guide library users to high quality health information by relying on up to date, authoritative sources. She also demonstrates why taking the initiative to offer health promotion programming can be a valuable form of community outreach, serving community needs while increasing visibility. Library directors, programming staff, reference librarians, and health educators will all benefit from this book's patron-centered stance, which features a historic overview of the consumer health movement and how it intersects with public libraries; guidance on finding and evaluating the best print, electronic, and app-based health information sources, with advice on keeping up to date; an in-depth look at collaborative efforts to provide and sponsor simple health-related activities in public libraries, spotlighting programs in action at libraries across the county; instructions on creating, planning, preparing, marketing, and evaluating a public library health program; discussions of important issues surrounding health information provision efforts, including patron privacy and liability concerns; and guidelines for public libraries'role in public health efforts, including disaster preparedness. Armed with this book's expert advice and plentiful examples of successful initiatives, public libraries will feel empowered to make a difference in community members'health and well-being"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flaherty, Mary Grace
Dewey number
025.2/761
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z688.M4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WA 590
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health education
  • Libraries and community
  • Public libraries
  • Health promotion
  • Health literacy
  • Public health
  • Health Education
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Promotion
  • Libraries
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Health literacy
  • Health promotion
  • Libraries and community
  • Public health
  • Public libraries
  • Language Arts
  • Nonfiction
Label
Promoting individual and community health at the library, Mary Grace Flaherty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Public libraries and consumer health: a historic perspective -- Health information provision in public libraries -- Health programming in public libraries -- Reaching out to the community: opportunities for wider engagement -- Looking ahead: future opportunities -- Onward and upward
Control code
1054058526
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 134 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780838916995
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b29c93e3-2bca-4d63-a7c8-3d8ab34181d5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1054058526
Label
Promoting individual and community health at the library, Mary Grace Flaherty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Public libraries and consumer health: a historic perspective -- Health information provision in public libraries -- Health programming in public libraries -- Reaching out to the community: opportunities for wider engagement -- Looking ahead: future opportunities -- Onward and upward
Control code
1054058526
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 134 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780838916995
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b29c93e3-2bca-4d63-a7c8-3d8ab34181d5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1054058526

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