October 23-25 preconference workshops October 22 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Monday, October 23, 2017

C102 - Building Healthy Communities

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Bobbi L. Newman, Community Outreach & Engagement Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Health is the second-most-popular subject of an online search and eight of 10 online health inquiries start at a search engine. In 62% of communities in the U.S., public libraries are the only provider of free public access to computers and the internet. Only 24% of public libraries offer classes on accessing online health and wellness information. How do we ensure public libraries are prepared to meet the health information needs of their communities? Hear from one organization that offers free training, resources, and funding for health-related projects to build healthy communities.

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