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Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries
November 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the CHIS designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library staff have developed with the knowledge they gained through the CHIS. In addition to learning about the credential and hearing real library examples, webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and discuss ideas with colleagues. This webinar will provide an excellent background and introduction to issues that will be covered in greater depth at the PLA 2018 preconference, “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community.”
Scott G. Allen is a deputy director at PLA, where he is responsible for DigitalLearn.org as well as programs on family engagement, equity and diversity, fundraising, and more. Scott’s work has supported both public libraries and pediatricians, having spent over 20 years working for the American Academy of Pediatrics in various capacities. He’s excited to be working with public libraries on a health-related initiative.
Bobbi Newman is a librarian, writer, and an international speaker. She is a community engagement and outreach specialist at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, where she helps public libraries meet the health information needs of their communities. She is the author of the award-winning blog, Librarian by Day, and in 2011 was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. She has served on national initiatives from ALA, LITA, OITP, Pew, and NISO.
Read the full description and register online at: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/chis