Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library

Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the reliable electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed.

NLM resources covered in this class include MedlinePlus, DailyMed, as well as other NIH and freely available authoritative resources. 

 

Objectives
  • Recognize the role the library plays in providing mental health information to patrons.
  • Apply best practices to respond to questions about mental health information during a reference interview.
  • Identify reliable resources for locating mental health information to share with patrons.
  • Recall library programs and services that promote mental health awareness
Class Length

60 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours

Class Owner(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Instructor(s)

Carolyn Martin, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Region 5
Christine Nieman, Data Management Librarian, Region 1
Tiffany Chavis, Health Literacy Librarian, Region 1
George Strawley, Idaho/Montana/Utah Engagement Specialist, Region 4
Brandon Kennedy, Health Information Strategist, Region 3

Continuing Education

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1.

This course has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 1-4 hours of CE credit.

CHIS Competencies

C1. Know the Community
C2. Know the Health Consumer
C3. Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources
C4. Evaluation of Health Information
C5. Communication, Reference, and Instruction

Classes

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In this 1-hour webinar, participants will learn how to effectively respond to requests for mental health information at their libraries. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On
Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In this 1 hour webinar, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On
Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On