NN/LM PNR DRAGONFLY: HealthInfoQuest: Pathfinders to Common Consumer
nnlm at u.washington.edu
Fri Jun 2 12:19:43 PDT 2000
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is pleased to
announce the availability of a web-based tutorial for librarians and
others who provide information on consumer health questions:
HealthInfoQuest was developed with funding from the National Library of
Medicine under a subcontract with NN/LM (Pacific Northwest Region). It is
a response to requests from public libraries across the country for
web-based training on how to find authoritative and reliable health
information on the World Wide Web.
Pathfinders are a time-honored tradition in public libraries.
HealthInfoQuest pathfinders are designed for public librarians and health
information specialists whose learning style is primarily visual or
graphic. HealthInfoQuest pathfinders encourage users to practice finding
answers to common consumer health and complementary and alternative
medicine (CAM) questions while reinforcing information-seeking processes
which will assist them in similar situations in the future.
HealthInfoQuest is the result of a collaboration between Maureen Carleton,
Medical Reference Specialist with the King County Library System, and
Barbara Macfadden, Instructional Technology Developer at the University of
Washington's Health Sciences Center for Educational Resources. They have
created a series of Web-based pathfinders designed to offer an intuitive
interface to health information which can be accessed at the point of need
for independent learning or review. The CAM pathfinders were created by
Jane Saxton, Reference Librarian at Bastyr University Library, located in
Kenmore, Washington, an accredited, private institution, internationally
recognized as a pioneer in the study of natural medicine.
Dragonfly is the newsletter of the National Network of Libraries of
Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region. Produced by NN/LM PNR, under NLM
Contract N01-LM-6-3520. Nancy Press, Editor, pressno at u.washington.edu.
Michael Boer, Publication Manager, boerm at u.washington.edu. Dragonfly
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