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Becker Library To Host Health Information Training for K-12 Librarians

Becker Medical Library, Gateway Media Literacy Partners, and BJC School Outreach & Youth Development are collaborating to host Web Resources for Schools: a Program for Health Literacy for K-12 librarians on Monday, October 26 and Friday, October 30.

Librarians Will Olmstadt and Judy Hansen will lead the classes, with a focus on connecting K-12 librarians with credible health information they can use to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between their libraries and their teachers.  Topics covered are of interest in local public and private schools, including bullying and pervasive developmental disorders.  Librarians will thoroughly demonstrate the free resources of the National Library of Medicine, including MedlinePlus, and the Nemours Foundation site

Jennifer Irvin, health educator from BJC School Outreach, will conclude the class by demonstrating how to connect K-12 students with information about health care careers. Participants can also sign up for tours of selected clinical areas and WUSM facilities.

Health literacy has many definitions, but is defined in Healthy People 2010 as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions."

The classes tie in with themes from Media Literacy Week, October 4-10, 2009.  Media Literacy Week is sponsored by Gateway Media Literacy Partners (GMLP).  GMLP is mainly but not exclusively a not-for-profit, regional organization comprising public, private-, volunteer- and independent-sector citizens who understand that our youths live in a complex multi-media world and require new competencies for 21st century citizenship.  Media literacy critical thinking skills about the media's messages is one of those key competencies.

For more information about the class, contact Will Olmstadt at 314-362-4734.

For information about our collaborators, please visit their websites:
Gateway Media Literacy Partners
BJC School Outreach & Youth Development
St. Louis Children's Hospital, Family Resource Center

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