Mental Health SIG
Sponsored Papers
 

MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING
MAY 21-26, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC

This section contains information about Section Programs that are co-sponsored by the Mental Health Special Interest Group. For other MLA'04 Program information click here.

Monday, May 24, 2004
Section Program Session II
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln West
Contributed Papers

The Power of Collaboration

Providing excellent service to our consumers often requires collaboration with other libraries, agencies, community groups, and departments on activities ranging from needs assessment and program design to marketing and evaluation. Particularly in difficult financial times, working together can utilize resources more effectively. What differentiates collaborative efforts that work from those that don't? Come hear about successful and innovative programs that can work for you too!

Presentations:

The HSLS Consumer Collection: A Public/Academic Partnership for Consumer Health Information.

A Public-Private Partnership to Improve the Health-Related Information-Seeking Skills of Mental Health Consumers and Staff.

Tribal College Libraries: An Opportunity for Collaboration in Bringing Quality Health Information to Native Americans.

From Handouts to Hard Dollars: Sustaining Consumer Health Projects with Collaboration and Partnerships.

Primary Sponsor: Consumer and Patient Health Information Section
Co-Sponsors: Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, Public Health/Health Administration Section, and Mental Health SIG.


Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Section Program Session III
2:30–4:00 p.m
Location: Georgetown East

Invited Speaker Session

Enhancing Aging: Resisting the Power Outages of Late Life

The aging of society is a political, economic, and social issue of global consequence. In the U.S., the aging of the "boomers" is shifting the demographics to maike aging a major issue. No matter what our age, this is an issue we need to confront--either through managing older employees or dealing with how aging affects ourselves and our performance. This session will inform us as to the changes in age demography and some of its important implications. It will also give us some personal insights on improving the quality of life in later years. Specific topics will include: (1) Demographics of aging, including gender, ethnic, and social differences across the world; (2) How do we age? Biopsychosocial issues in aging; (3) Quality of life and well-being in later life--normalcy, pathology, optimization; (4) Major mental health issues in later life; and (5) Issues for our future in an aging society.

Invited Speaker:
Carl Eisdorfer, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor & Chairman
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director, Center on Aging
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Primary Sponsor: Health Association Libraries Section
Co-Sponsors: Hospital Libraries Section and Mental Health SIG.

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