Public and Health Sciences Library Collaboration for Community Impact: Lessons from the MS Buddy Project

A webinar on an innovative and replicable project that leverages mobile technology and cross-discipline library references services to connect community members to critical health information.

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When public library and health library expertise combine, amazing things can happen. The MS Buddy service was created by 3 public library staff members and 1 health sciences librarian in Utah, to connect patients with multiple sclerosis to accurate information and to each other through the use of the mobile technology. Join this webinar to learn about this innovative collaboration, its impact, and ways you can build buy-in for health programming at your library. MS Buddy co-creators will share strategies for identifying sustainable solutions for priority health topics, and provide guidance for working together effectively across library disciplines and locations. Participants will be introduced to the program toolkit, which they can use in planning and partnering to implement similar projects in their communities.

Presented by:

  • Erica Lake, Associate Director, Hope Fox Eccles Health Library, and Associate Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
  • Katie Larsen, Library Technician, Tooele City Library, Utah
  • Casey Cox, Library Technician, Tooele City Library, Utah
  • Liesl Seborg, Senior Librarian, Adult Outreach & Programming, Salt Lake County Library Services, and winner of the 2016 ULA Librarian of the Year Award

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09 juin 2016


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]