Registration Now Open for the 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting!

2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting
Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
Thursday, March 31, 2015
Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library

Join us for this “train the trainer” class, which is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the reasons it is important to better assist their older patrons.
  • Be able to evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults.
  • Learn and practice techniques for teaching older adults to look for health information on the Internet.
  • Be able to research health information for older adults on online resources from the National Institutes of Health and other recommended websites.

Presented by: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

Fee: $10 All MEDLI Members/ $25 Non-members*

*Get a FREE MEDLI membership (good till June 2017) when you register for this program.


Join LILRC for MLA Webinar

Calling all MEDLI members!  Join LILRC on Tuesday, April 14th at the Farmingdale Public Library for the MLA Educational Webinar:

APPsense Makes the Patrons Grow Fonder: Mobile Resources in the Health Sciences [WEBINAR]

April 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Still waiting for Angry Birds to impact libraries? Tired of your offspring working your phone or tablet better than you? Even if you aren’t “mobilized,” this webinar provides an overview of both basic skills and sources from which apps impacting health sciences information service can be identified. This webinar will examine the current mobile environment, how library services evolve to meet increasing demand for mobile resources, considerations for mobile app evaluation, and ideas for teaching mobile apps to library users.


▪ Maureen “Molly” Knapp, MA, AHIP, Research Support and Education Librarian, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences at Tulane University

▪ Kimberley Barker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Virginia, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

1.5 Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education (CE) hours will be awarded to all attendees.

If you cannot attend the group viewing on April 14th, LILRC will be offering on-demand viewing for a limited time following the group viewing. You must be registered for this program in order to get access to the on-demand viewing.