This project builds upon the recent successful collaboration between the Albany Medical Colleges Schaffer Library of Health Sciences SLHS, the Division of Community Outreach and Medical Education DivCOME and local public libraries and community based organizations. SLHS and DivCOME will jointly create and promote educational videos focused on the collection and evaluation of health information and patient-provider communication. Four short videos will be created to visually enhance the Albany Medical Centers For Health Consumers page: The videos will also be available on Albany Medical Centers YouTube channel. Making this information available online enables us to reach additional community members to supplement the established community workshops and librarian training. Video content will be designed with input from Albany Public librarians. The content is based on the Talking with your Doctor community workshops previously developed and delivered locally. A rough cut will be filmed using institutional equipment and will be reviewed during community focus groups held at local libraries and other community based organizations. Based on the feedback the final cut will be filmed by professional videographer at local sites, including an Albany Public Library branch. The final videos will be unveiled at a community screening. This project supports NNLMs goals of collaboration among organizations as well as improving the communitys access to electronic health information and assisting individuals in making informed healthcare decisions. This project builds upon two previous NNLM funded projects that focused on developing and delivering community workshops and training public librarians on helping their patrons prepare for healthcare visits. The website content was inspired by these projects.

Project Details

Organization Name

Albany Medical College

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead

Elizabeth Irish

New York
Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Adults (19-64 yrs.)