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Evaluating Health Information - National Library Medicine


Much information on here from the U. S. National Library of Medicine’s consumer health site MedlinePlus to help the medical consumer make wise choices.


The Winter That Never Ends...and Other News

(I apologize in advance for this long post…)

Hello readers…it’s been seven weeks since my last post and weather-wise not a whole lot has changed. We’ve had more snow, sleet, ice, and artic temperatures…and I am… 1,041 more words

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Expert Patients

Title of driver: Expert patients

Source: Reform

Link to main document: http://www.reform.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Expert-patients.pdf

Publication format: PDF

Date of publication: February 2015

Summary of driver: This report recommends stronger patient engagement in the NHS as it is key for the health service to achieve savings of £22 billion by 2020-21. 277 more words


Writing Books

I am so jazzed about two books I am writing right now.  One more than the other.  It brings me back to remembering my first book, which was a revision of Cecilia Durkin’s wonderful BibKit for consumer health information resources.   243 more words

Dr. Elinor Pancoast

Snow, Teaching, Collection Development and More....

Let It Snow…or Not…

Last week we had our first snow of the year here in Baltimore. The university had a delayed opening. I hadn’t thought to ask about inclement weather policies, so I didn’t know if the library staff were included in the delay. 514 more words

Health Science Librarianship

My Evolving Career Goals: The Intersection of Librarian and Birth Worker

So many options for information professionals…

This past December marked five years since I started blogging about my experiences pursuing a career in librarianship. It’s funny to think that when I decided to pursue librarianship, I was looking for a career I could be happy with for “the rest of my life”. 937 more words

Career Planning

Gaining Experience Delivering Consumer Health Information in a Hospital Setting

Ever since my days working in a public library, I have been interested in consumer health information services. My experience with this type of information in the public library was very limited, but I realized the importance of patients and caregivers having resources written at their level of understanding to help them make informed decisions. 492 more words

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