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Public Library Quarterly


Health information programs, defined as library programs focusing on health-related topics, are an essential way for public libraries to reach out to their user communities, raising awareness of and interest in healthy lifestyle, promoting access to quality health information, and ultimately enhancing health literacy of the citizenry. This study presents a content analysis of the health information programs provided by a large urban public library system in the past year, seeking to strengthen the professional understanding of how public libraries can contribute to health literacy improvement through effective programming, and help other libraries gain insights on health information program planning and implementation.


This is the Author’s Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Library Quarterly on August 3, 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01616846.2018.1498704. SJSU users: use the following link to login and access the article via SJSU databases.