Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines (Session 1 is repeated in the afternoon)

Event Type: Workshop

Topics: Reference, Other

Contact: Jennifer Fenton
jennifer.fenton@sos.wa.gov

Date, Location

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Camas Public Library
625 NE 4th Avenue
Camas, WA 98607

About the Event

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines

Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common?

All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media.

This interactive, hands-on CE session will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this session, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. Actual news articles and research reports will be included for critique.

 

-->Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common?

 

All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media.

 

This interactive, hands-on CE session will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this session, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. Actual news articles and research reports will be included for critique.

 

Presented by Gail Kouame, NN/LM PNR, University of Washington

 

Presented by: Gail Kouame; NN/LM PNR, University of Washington

Cost: FREE

To Register:

Register here: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event...

Event Website

Washington State Library Training Calendar

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