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Building Community Bridges for Health: Consumer Health Librarians as Health Advocates

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Title: Building Community Bridges for Health: Consumer Health Librarians as Health Advocates
Author(s): Spatz, Michele A.
Subject(s): Consumer health information Health information Public services (Libraries)
Abstract: Consumer health librarians can and must function as health advocates within their communities, fostering and strengthening local health initiatives by joining community partnerships and providing health resources. Through their unique and important role, health librarians of the twenty- first century will help push healthy community agendas. This article highlights strategies for health information professionals to leave the safe confines of the library, venture out, and make a healthful impact in the broader community.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 53(3) Winter 2005: 453-456.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1744
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2005.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-24
 

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