Public Library Quarterly
Heath literacy, public library, library programming, outreach
Health Sciences and Medical Librarianship | Information Literacy
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.
Lili Luo. "Health information programming in public libraries: a content analysis" Public Library Quarterly (2018): 233-247. https://doi.org/10.1080/01616846.2018.1498704