Consumer Health Information for Public Librarians / Edition 192

Consumer Health Information for Public Librarians / Edition 192

by Lynda M. Baker, Virginia Manbeck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810841991

ISBN-13: 9780810841994

Pub. Date: 10/01/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In today's healthcare environment, lay people are increasingly anxious to play a more involved role in decisions that affect their well being. They actively seek medical and health information in libraries, bookstores, and on the Internet. Such high demand has left many public librarians struggling to meet their clients' needs, even as large numbers of new

Overview

In today's healthcare environment, lay people are increasingly anxious to play a more involved role in decisions that affect their well being. They actively seek medical and health information in libraries, bookstores, and on the Internet. Such high demand has left many public librarians struggling to meet their clients' needs, even as large numbers of new publications are becoming available. This book addresses the issues involved in developing a CHI collection in public libraries, with particular attention to the needs and behaviors of its target clientele.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810841994
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1 Community Analysis: Know the Healthcare Consumer Chapter 5 2 Community Analysis: Know the Healthcare Environment Chapter 6 3 CHI Collections in Public Libraries: A Historical Perspective Chapter 7 4 Collection Development Issues Chapter 8 5 Internet Resources Chapter 9 6 Promoting the CHI Collection Service Chapter 10 7 Outreach Program Chapter 11 8 Staff Development Chapter 12 9 Evaluation of CHI Collection and Service Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Authors

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