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Author St. Jean, Beth

Title Roles and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities
Edition First edition
Published Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2021


Description 1 online resource
Series Advances in Librarianship Ser. ; v. 47
Advances in Librarianship Ser
Contents Intro -- Half Title Page -- Series Editors Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Tables -- Figures -- Acknowledgments -- List of Contributors -- About the Contributors -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Introduction: Libraries and Librarians as Agents of Health Information Justice -- Introduction -- The Dire Importance of Health Literacy Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic -- About the Volume -- Public Libraries/Healthy Communities -- Health Information Assessment -- Overcoming Barriers to Health Information Access -- Serving Disadvantaged Populations
Health Information as a Communal Asset -- Conclusion -- Our Aims for the Volume -- References -- Public Libraries/Healthy Communities -- Chapter 2: Consumer Health Literacy, the National Library of Medicine, and the Public Library: Bridging the Gaps -- Introduction -- Overview of Health Literacy and Key Definitions -- Research Challenges: Relationship Between Health Literacy and Health Outcomes -- Health Literacy Outside the Clinic -- Health Literacy, Health Disparities, and Health Equity: A Role for Libraries? -- Case Study: US Public Libraries and Health Information
Public Libraries Providing Disaster and Emergency Health Information -- Public Libraries and Health Insurance Information Provision -- NNLM and NNLM initiatives in public libraries -- Future Directions for NNLM Support for Public Library Services -- References -- Appendix -- Chapter 3: Growing Food at and through the Local Library: An Exploratory Study of an Emerging Role -- Introduction -- Methods -- Case Studies -- High Point Public Library (North Carolina, United States) -- Kitchener Public Library (Ontario, Canada) -- Long Beach Public Library (Long Beach, California)
Discussion and Future Directions -- Library as Place -- Assessing the Impacts of Library Gardens -- The Dynamic and Evolving Roles of Public Libraries -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendix -- Chapter 4: Opioid Consumer Health Information Literacies in Alabama's Public Libraries: An Exploratory Website Content Analysis -- Introduction -- Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis -- Regional Context of Alabama -- Research Methods -- Findings -- Collections -- Resources -- Assigned Opioid-Related Role -- Strategic Representation -- Internal Departments -- External Community Engagement
News and Upcoming/Past Events -- Discussion -- Opioid Consumer Health Literacies (o-CHIL) in Context -- Contextualized Information Literacies in their Specificities -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 5: Applying a Health Justice Framework to Examine Health and Social Justice in LIS Course Offerings -- Introduction -- Importance to LIS Curricula -- Objective -- Methods -- Findings -- Discussion -- Multicultural and Diverse Populations -- Health Sciences Information Courses -- Literacy Concerns -- Social Justice and Libraries
Summary This volume brings together librarians, LIS students, educators, and researchers, to discuss the many ways that information professionals and libraries serve as agents of securing health information justice
Notes Further Opportunities for Health Justice Inclusion in LIS Curricula
Print version record
Subject Library administration -- Social aspects
Health literacy.
Health -- Information services -- Management
Health literacy
Library administration -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Jindal, Gagan
Liao, Yuting
Jaeger, Paul T
ISBN 9781839093425