Consumer Health Info Toolkit for Public Libraries & Patrons

 

As an outgrowth of a collaborative project between the UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center and the New Mexico State Library, an online toolkit has been developed to assist New Mexico public libraries with answering health-related questions from their patrons using free, trusted, online health information resources.

 The Website is available at: http://hsc.unm.edu/library/services/outreach/borrowing.html

 
In 2009, the Consumer Health Information for New Mexico Public Libraries Project began between the Distance Services Unit of the UNM Health Sciences Library and the New Mexico State Library to address commonly asked health questions posed in public libraries. Following a needs assessment and series of four Webinars on specific health topics, a Web page was created as a toolkit to provide ongoing support and training for New Mexico’s 137 public, tribal, and military libraries and bookmobiles.
 
This toolkit provides links to free online consumer health resources focusing on general health topics, senior health, drugs/medications/supplements, Spanish language resources, Native American health, where to refer your customers, and funding opportunities.
 

The Website is available at: http://hsc.unm.edu/library/services/outreach/borrowing.html

 

For more information, contact Barbara Nail-Chiwetalu, Distance Services Coordinator, at 505-272-0757 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.