Evolution of an academic–public library partnership

Robert J, Engeszer, William Olmstadt, Jan Daley, Monique Norfolk, Kara Krekeler, Monica Rogers, Graham Colditz, Victoria V. Anwuri, Scott Morris, Mychal Voorhees, Brenda McDonald, Jackie Bernstein, Paul Schoening, Lee Williams

Abstract


A partnership to improve access to health information via an urban public library system was established in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2011. A multiyear project was outlined that included an information needs assessment, a training class for public library staff, information kiosks at library branches for delivering printed consumer health materials, and a series of health-related programming. The partnership evolved to include social service and community organizations to carry out project goals and establish a sustainable program that met the health and wellness interests of the community.

Keywords


Access to Information, Community-Institutional Relations, Consumer Health Information, Public Libraries, Medical Libraries

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