Library Outreach Brings Health Information to the Community by Ruth Smith

Since 2001, over eight thousand citizens from Southeastern Virginia have attended EVMS Brickell Library outreach events at a variety of venues, including public libraries, senior centers, health fairs, employee benefit sessions, public schools and the EVMS campus. These informative events provide the region’s non-health science librarians, the general public and government leaders with free training on how to access health information. Programs scheduled for March include:

24th Annual Senior Support Services Seminar
April 10, 2012

400 attendees will have the opportunity to visit the EVMS Brickell Library booth and learn how to access consumer health diabetes information via the consumer health link found on the EVMS Brickell Library homepage.

Norfolk State University Upward Bound Program
April 11, 2012

25 high school students are expected to attend the training EVMS CARES: Homework Health at Your Fingertips!

Tidewater Area Reference Librarians Meeting
April 19, 2012

Members of TARL will hold their meeting at the EVMS Brickell Library. Attendees will be given a tour of the library along with the EVMS Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning.

Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization Level 1 for Non-Health Librarians Re-Certification
April 26, 2012

19 area librarians and library workers are expected to maintain their certification in the Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Sepcialization Program Level 1 Certification for Non-Health Librarians program.

To set up a training session at no cost to you or your organization, contact Ruth Smith, Outreach Services Coordinator, at or phone (757) 446-5849

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