Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
How to Find Medical Information on the Internet
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom

2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio


$65 CAMLS Members
$75 Affiliate Members
$130 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 15
Contact Hours: 6

Fee includes materials

Assist patron consumers and healthcare professionals with new search skills. Learn what medical information can be found on the Internet. Discvover how to find the best information and how to evaluate it. Print and commercially published database ready-reference tools for healthcare research are compared to the core Internet ready-reference tools. In addition you will learn about and have available on the Web a core e-library of 'the best' ready-reference resources for healthcare information on the Internet. For a full syllabus go to:

Course Content

  • Medical terminology
  • What can and cannot be found on the Internet
  • Specialized health and medicine research tools
  • Continuing medical education on the Web
  • Evaluation of medical information sites
  • Web-based activities
Audience: Reference staff and other information specialists who work with healthcare consumers and/or healthcare professionals.
Diane Kovacs is president of Kovacs Consulting - Internet & Web Training. She has more than 10 years of experience as a Web Teacher and Consultant. Author of many guidebooks, her latest book is The Kovacs Guide to Electronic Library Collection Development: Essential Core Subject Collections, Selection Criteria, and Guidelines, co-authored with Kara L. Robinson, Neal-Schuman 2004. Also forthcoming in 2004 is The Internet Homework Helper's Handbook, co-authored with Debra K. Logan. Diane is the 2000 recipient of the "Documents to the People" award from the Government Documents Roundtable of the American Library Association. She was also the recipient of the Apple Corporation Library's, Internet Citizen Award for 1992 and was the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association's first recipient of the Leadership Award in 1996. Since 1990 she has been the editor-in-chief of the Directory of Scholarly and Professional Electronic Conferences. Diane received an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in 1989 and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Kent State University in 1993. she has a B.A. in Anthropology also from the University of Illinois, 1985.

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