Category Archives: Health Information - p11

Free online class on health literacy for health professionals

From The Krafty Librarian: The CDC has created a free “Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Online Training” program to help educate public health professionals about issues with health literacy (patients and the public lack of health literacy) and their role in addressing it. The CDC is offering a free online course which can be …Read More »

New study shows one-third of Americans use library computers

A recently-released study by the Bill and Melida Gates Foundation showed that one-third of Americans age 14 and older “use public library computers to look for jobs, connect with friends, do their homework and improve their lives.” The study is nicely summarized in an Associated Press article, and comes at a time when libraries are …Read More »

Customize your PubMed search results

As of yesterday (3/16/10), users of PubMed have more options for customizing the display of their search results using MyNCBI. According to an editor’s note added to the March 12, 2010 technical bulletin: The current default in PubMed displays multiple items in the Summary format, 20 per page, and sorted by items recently added at …Read More »

Our UWIN partnership wins an award

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is championing partnerships between community health clinics and public libraries through the Utah Women’s Health Information Network (UWIN). A thirty-second TV ad campaign shown statewide this fall is highlighting the message “Good Health Information @ Your Library.” This partnership received the Promotion Award for Academic Libraries at the MidContinental …Read More »