06 June 2008

Workshop - Drug Information for the Public Library

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place: Albany College of Pharmacy, Lewis Library Classroom
Presenters: Sue Iwanowicz, Director of Library Services, Albany College of Pharmacy; Kim Mitchell, Reference & Education Librarian, Albany College of Pharmacy

Have you noticed more drug‐related reference questions at your library? You’re not alone. An estimated 45% of Americans now take a prescription drug at least once a month, and new drugs are entering the market at a higher rate than ever before. Meanwhile, drug information resources are vast, rapidly changing, and often highly specialized.

This workshop will offer you strategies and techniques for finding, selecting, and using the best resources to answer consumer health drug questions in the public library setting.

- Learn about the drug information landscape: prescriptions, over‐the‐counter, natural medicines, drug trials, and more.
- Get hands‐on experience identifying and using core print and freely available Web resources for consumer health drug questions.
- Receive take‐home materials including a reference binder and information for your patrons.
- Participate in a Q&A with a practicing pharmacist.
- Network with colleagues over refreshments.

Attendance is limited to 20 participants and is funded by an NN/LM grant. To register, email Kim Mitchell at ACP by June 17th.

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