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:

Portsmouth Public Library System Staff Training Day
June 7, 2012
10-15 attendees will attend the presentation “Programs& Partnerships: Tips & Tricks”. Attendees will learn how we manage our EVMS Brickell Library Outreach Program and learn to apply new management techniques to their own outreach programs.

16th Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Annual Educational Conference & Health Fair
June 8, 2012
150 attendees will have the opportunity to visit the EVMS Brickell Library booth and learn how to access consumer health information concerning seniors via the EVMS Brickell Library consumer health link located on the library homepage.

Young Terrace Community Fun Day
June 15, 2012
250 attendees are expected at this event. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the EVMS Brickell Library booth and learn how to access consumer health information via the EVMS Brickell Library consumer health link.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Aging Matters Series
June 26, 2012
10-15 members of the Meyera E. Orbendorf Central Library will attend “EVMS CARES: Consumer Heat at Your Fingertips for Seniors!”
This class will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the health information.

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

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