- Teacher: Bobbi Newman
Genetics is increasingly becoming a factor in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases as well as frequently seen in headline news. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information associated with their health. The session will cover genomic health literacy and provide reliable resources regarding health conditions with a genetic component, privacy, genetic testing, and precision medicine.
Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications (Jan-May 2019)
An introductory bioinformatics course for librarians designed to help you gain
a functional understanding of molecular biology concepts sufficient to
use the NCBI bioinformatics databases, describe the information
contained in the Nucleotide, Gene, Structure and Protein databases, and
develop search strategies for common patron questions related to
molecular biology that can be addressed using these resources. January - May 2019 cohort.
Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services (March-April 2019)
Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media. This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. Actual news articles and research reports will be included for critique.