Description: This course aims to be a holistic coverage of health literacy for the librarian, moving from awareness to the incorporation of health literacy principles in current service practices to the adoption of new services by identifying stakeholders at their institutions. Participants will at the end of the course: (a) recognize and utilize major sources of health literacy material and sources; (b) understand how health literacy principles can be applied in both consumer and health professional support services; (c) via case studies and exercises, identify stakeholders and devise new health literacy-centred services.

Provide an introduction to health literacy; present strategies and examples of how to incorporate health literacy into library services e.g. collections; adopt new services ie. plain language material development/support; creation of health literacy instruction for various disciplines.


    Andrea Szwajcer, St. Boniface Hospital and Winnipeg Regional Primary Care Program Library, Carolyn Sifton –Helene Fuld Library, University of Manitoba
    Lara Killian, Librarian Educator, Nova Scotia Health Authority

WHEN: Thursday March 17, 2016 8:30am-12:30pm

WHERE: Classroom E, Day Hospital, Riverview Health Centre

    Parking: Riverview Health Centre visitor lot for $2.50/hr or $8 for the day OR there is free street parking in the surrounding neighbourhood.

COST: $5 for MAHIP Members, $10 for non-MAHIP members

Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to by March 15, 2016.

We hope to see you there!