Vaughan Library hosting Indian health resources workshop

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- To assist people in the access of online sources aiding Native American health, Northeastern State University is hosting a workshop, "American Indian Health Information Resources," on Oct. 25 at the John Vaughan Library from 9 a.m. - Noon.

Instructor is Karen Vargas, consumer health coordinator of the south central region for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

"This workshop will familiarize people with the NNLM's American Indian databases," said Samantha Clifford, general instructor for NSU libraries. "It will also inform about Web sites containing health resource information for American Indian populations."

A goal of the workshop is to increase Internet usage by American Indians to find health information. It will compare strengths and weaknesses of American Indian health sites and participants will be able to practice skills learned.

"Of course, American Indians will have a special interest in this workshop," Clifford said. "However, we invite people working for the Cherokee Nation, NSU and elsewhere in the Tahlequah area to participate."

The workshop will be held in Lab 105 in the Vaughan Library.

Registration is free and open to the public and due by Oct. 9. For more information or to register contact Clifford at (918) 444-3246. 

Published: 9/17/2012 12:35:24 PM

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