Speaker Michelle Burda
Michelle Burda has a BS in biology and a MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences. Michelle’s experience in healthcare spans from her past career as a clinical microbiologist to that of a medical and consumer health librarian. She has worked in both small community and large ...
Michelle Burda has a BS in biology and a MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences. Michelle’s experience in healthcare spans from her past career as a clinical microbiologist to that of a medical and consumer health librarian. She has worked in both small community and large academic hospital settings providing medical and healthcare information to staff, patients and families. She is currently the Network and Advocacy Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR). In this position she is responsible for MAR membership and resource sharing including DOCLINE training, outreach and training to MAR members in NLM disaster and emergency preparedness information resources, raising awareness of the health literacy issues that affect both consumers and healthcare professionals, evidence-based practice and consumer health resources. Michelle is also involved with promoting new roles for hospital librarians.
Michelle has contributed her skills and talents as a teacher, collaborator, advocate and partner, establishing relationships with NN/LM MAR members and stakeholders to identify their health information needs.
This hands-on, in-person class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition.
Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be discussed including health literacy issues. Resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.
At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:
- Understand the relationship of the topic of nutrition to health outcomes, diseases, and conditions.
- Gain a basic understanding of nutrition vocabulary and identify sources for definitions of relevant terms.
- Identify important Internet sites for locating nutrition information.
- Identify additional resources which provide print resources on nutrition topics.
Attendee participation including completion of exercises are required for 3 MLA CE.
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