Thursday, August 28, 2008

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Consumer Health Information at Healthinfo Island: The Workshop

Have you always wanted to learn more about consumer health information services? Join us on Wednesday, September 3 at 11:00 a.m. SL time for a one hour hands-on class!

Location is on Healthinfo Island in the classroom area:

This is intended for
you, if you:
  • have little or no experience with consumer health information
  • are interested in joining the active SL Health Librarians group, including helping to provide coverage on Healthinfo Island for tours and other activities
Expect to walk (or fly!) away with a basic awareness of the following:
  • Reference skills (what do I need to remember? What are some dos and dont's?)
  • Basic resources: links and tips
  • Health information literacy - and and easy way to measure content for readability
  • Credibility in a virtual environment: Resource quality evaluation, transparency, and knowing when to refer
The content of this workshop was used to train staff (including paraprofessionals) at the Duke University Medical Center Library, and is adapted for use in Second Life. If there is sufficient interest we will plan a second class for more advanced skills.

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