Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections

Joseph, Claire B. Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-4422-8170-7

This new book offers advice on how to develop, maintain and nurture not only consumer health collections, but also community partnerships and outreach programs. Examples of librarians’ innovative and creative consumer health initiatives are included.

Table of Contents 
Chapter 1: How and Where to Begin: The Main Ingredients
Chapter 2: Your Neighborhood and Its Effects on the Health of your Community
Chapter 3: Building the Collection
Chapter 4: Grants

Chapter 5: Staff Customer Service
Chapter 6: Library Privacy and Confidentially
Chapter 7: Community Outreach Planning
Chapter 8: Health Literacy
Chapter 9: Multicultural and Inclusive Consumer Health Information
Chapter 10: Where Customers go to Find Health Information: Apps, Social Media and Wikipedia
Chapter 11: Consumer Health Information Programs & Outreach for Every Library