Sunday, March 02, 2014

Deadline extended: understanding health literacy from an information science perspective

The deadline for proposals for papers for the Information Literacy Section /Health and Biosciences Libraries Section session at the World Library and Information Conference (in Lyon, France, 16-22 August 2014) has been extended to 21 March 2014. The theme of the session is: It’s public knowledge: understanding health literacy from an information science perspective. "We are interested in proposals which contribute to our understanding of health literacy and address one of the following themes: How can the perspective of information scientists complement the work of scholars from other backgrounds in this field? How can librarians’ expertise in information literacy and awareness of current pedagogical methods contribute to increased health literacy? In what ways can health librarians’ knowledge of evidence-based practice be used to identify the most effective interventions in the health literacy area? Can librarians ensure that the best use is made of research and that health literacy programmes are based on sound policy decisions? How can collaboration between librarians and other scholars and practitioners in the health sciences, social sciences and in education increase our understanding of this major public health concern?"
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Photo by Sheila Webber: alder catkins, March 2014

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