Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Free informational sessions via UNMC Medical Librarians and the National Library of Medicine


Free informational sessions via UNMC Medical Librarians and the National Library of Medicine

Two free informational sessions on how to search for health information and how to evaluate health information sites will be offered at the South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue, South Sioux City, Nebraska on Monday May 13th at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday May 14th at 10:30 a.m.

The sessions, which are open to the public, are led by medical librarians from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Consumer Health Information Resource Service (CHIRS) and the National Library of Medicine. These sessions are part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) through the Nebraska Library Commission.

The training sessions will enable citizens to make better informed decisions regarding their family’s health care requirements, she said, adding that these services have an economic impact because they are delivered at no cost through the CHIRS program at the McGoogan Library of Medicine and its library partners across the state.

This project is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration BTOP. Additional funding is provided by the American Recover and Reinvestment Act and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

About the Consumer Health Information Resource Service (CHIRS): To request free health information, you can visit your local public library, or contact the McGoogan Library of Medicine directly: in Omaha, 402-559-6221, outside Omaha toll-free at 1-866-800-5209, or via e-mail at askus@unmc.edu. Learn more at http://www.unmc.edu/library/consumer

Contact: Lisa Spellman, UNMC Public Relations, 402.559.4693, lspellman@unmc.edu

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