Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Primary contact information...
NN/LM SCR, HAM-TMC Library
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston TX , 77030
United States
Karen Vargas is the primary contact.
Phone: 713-799-7880
Fax: 713-790-7030
Resource URL: http://nnlm.gov/training/healthyaging/
Region: South Central

Description: This "train the trainer" class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health resources on the Internet. Discover techniques for teaching seniors, locate good resources for teaching them to use computers and finding health information, learn how you can help seniors with Medicare information, and learn about other senior health information resources.

Experience Level: Beginning
Continuing Education Experience: none
CE Contact Hours: 2, 3, 4
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Consumer Health
Course Type: Face to Face, Hands-on, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: Participants will learn about the reasons it is important to better assist their older patrons. Participants will be able to evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults. Participants will learn and practice techniques for teaching older adults to look for health information on the Internet. Participants will be able to research health information for older adults on online resources from NIH and other recommended websites.

Agenda:

4-Hour Agenda
Introductions (sharing)	15 minutes
Older adults and their health concerns	(lecture) 10 minutes
Health information access and utilization (lecture, video, discussion)	35 minutes
Evaluation (lecture)	15 minutes
Evaluation Exercises (hands-on exercises)	15 minutes
Break 	15 minutes
Library Programs (lecture and sharing)	15 minutes
Teaching health information on the Internet (sharing, lecture and video)	15 minutes
Teaching exercises (role playing and hands-on exercises)	30 minutes
Health resources (lecture) 	45 minutes
Reference Exercises (hands-on exercises)	30 minutes

3-Hour Agenda
Introductions (sharing)	15 minutes
Older adults and their health concerns	(lecture) 10 minutes
Health information access and utilization (lecture, video, discussion)	35 minutes
Evaluation and Exercises (hands-on exercises)	15 minutes
Break 	15 minutes
Library Programs (lecture and sharing)	15 minutes
Teaching health information on the Internet (sharing, lecture and video)	15 minutes
Health resources (lecture) 	45 minutes
Final points and evaluation 15 minutes

2-Hour Agenda
Introductions	15 minutes
Older adults and their health concerns	10 minutes
Health information access and utilization	25 minutes
Library Programs	15 minutes
Teaching health information on the Internet	15 minutes
Health resources	25 minutes
Exercises	15 minutes

Need for This Course: The need for this course grew out of discussions that took place with participants of many consumer health classes. A variety of presentations have taken place in the past year by NN/LM coordinators from New England Region, Greater Midwest Region, and South Central Region. These presentations have been very sought after and this course has grown out of them.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, and Hands-on Exercises.

Participant Materials: Power points, handouts, resource lists

Facility Requirements: Computer classroom with Internet access. Software downloaded to be able to play online videos. Sound card must be functional for instructor computer.