UC San Diego Biomedical Library to Hold April 2 Workshop on Consumer Health & the Web for San Diego Science Festival

March 19, 2009 – Anyone who has spent hours on the Web searching for accurate and reliable health information knows that not all health Web sites are created equal. To help San Diegans separate the virtual wheat from the chaff, the UC San Diego Biomedical Library will hold a workshop , Thursday, April 2, 2009, from 1-4 p.m., on "Finding Health Information on the Web-At Any Age!"

The event, which is being held as part of the Sand Diego Science Festival, will help people discover the best Web sites and learn new tips for searching the Web for trustworthy medical information. The UC San Diego Biomedical Library, the largest library of its kind south of Los Angeles, is designated as a National Library of Medicine Resource Library and is an essential resource for the healthcare, life sciences, and biotech communities.

The workshop, which will feature hands-on training with expert health sciences librarians, will include two sessions, one for adults from 1 to 2 p.m. and another for kids from 3 to 4 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend with their children. There will be a question and answer period during the time between the two hands-on sessions.

Space is limited for the sessions so preregistration by March 30, 2009 is required. To register, contact Vicky Anderson at vkanderson@ucsd.edu

The UC San Diego Libraries, ranked among the top 25 public academic libraries in the nation, play an integral role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions. The nine libraries that comprise the UCSD Library system provide access to more than 7 million digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials to meet the knowledge demands of scholars, students, and members of the public. Each day, more than 7,300 people stream through one of the university's nine libraries; The Libraries vast resources and services are accessed more than 87,500 times each day via the UCSD Libraries' Web site.

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Dolores Davies
Director of Communications & Outreach

858-534-0667
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Nancy Stimson
Outreach Services Librarian Biomedical Library

858-534-6321
nstimson@ucsd.edu