Library Trends 53 (3) Winter 2005: Consumer Health Issues, Trends, and Research, Part 2: Applicable Research in the 21st Century

 

Library Trends 53 (3) Winter 2005: Consumer Health Issues, Trends, and Research, Part 2: Applicable Research in the 21st Century. Edited by Tammy L. Mays.

The Internet has propelled the consumer health movement to the forefront of libraries. Academic health sciences, clinical, hospital, consumer health, and public librarians across the country are seeing a continuous growth in the number of requests for health information from their patrons. Internet savvy consumers are completing their own online health information searches. Patrons are seeking free, quality, electronic health information written in lay terminology, though both Internet and non-Internet users are seeking librarians for what they can not find. An exploration of consumer health issues, trends, and research is covered in these issues of Library Trends. In part 1—Strategic Strides toward a Better Future—contributors examine the many facets that comprise consumer health information services; part 2—Applicable Research in the 21st Century— promotes creative partnerships and models between agencies and library institutions and delivers strategies for achieving health literacy in a variety of communities.


Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at] jhupress.jhu.edu, or visit www.press.jhu.edu/journals.


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  • Weldon, Stephanie (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    The increased demand for consumer health information over the past twenty years has inspired many to usurp the job of the librarian. Health professionals are writing articles about the provision of health information for ...

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  • Spatz, Michele A. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    Consumer health librarians can and must function as health advocates within their communities, fostering and strengthening local health initiatives by joining community partnerships and providing health resources. Through ...

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  • Smith, Candice; Logsden, Kara; Clark, Maeve (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    Iowa City Public Library recently completed an eighteen-month consumer health project entitled Expanding Access to Consumer Health Electronic Resources in Iowa City and Rural Johnson County, Iowa. This project included ...

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  • Ruffin, Angela B.; Cogdill, Keith; Kutty, Lalitha; Hudson-Ochillo, Michelle (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    In 2000 the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health, funded fifty-three consumer health outreach projects through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The ...

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  • Press, Nancy Ottman; Diggs-Hobson, Mary (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2005)
    Since all people make health decisions, all people need health information. Currently most people do not get health information from libraries; nevertheless, librarians can play an important role in the provision of health ...

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