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Promoting individual and community health at the library

Author: Mary Grace Flaherty
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Flaherty covers strategies used by libraries to improve people's access to and use of health information. Whether for an individual, a library program, or a community program, it is important to provide health information and sources that are not outdated, difficult to retain, or misrepresented. Public libraries are the perfect setting for empowering patrons with this information.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Grace Flaherty
ISBN: 0838916279 9780838916278
OCLC Number: 1004535335
Description: ix, 134 pages : black & white illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Public libraries and consumer health: a historic perspective --
Health information provision in public libraries --
Health programming in public libraries --
Reaching out to the community: opportunities for wider engagement --
Looking ahead: future opportunities --
Onward and upward.
Responsibility: Mary Grace Flaherty.

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Though today's consumers have unprecedented access to health information, its quality and veracity varies widely. Public libraries can play an important role in supporting library users in their  Read more...

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