Make a Sure Bet on Health Information with NNLM's Consumer Health Information Specialization

Learn about the providing great reference assistance with the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS), continuing education offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) preparing library staff to address the health information and programming needs of their community.Miami-Dade Public Libraries will present the results of the learning circle model used to guarantee staff CE completion.



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Athanasia Fitos, Miami-Dade Public Library System

Athanasia (Athy) Fitos is a librarian and the branch manager for the Allapattah Branch Library of the Miami-Dade Public Library System. She has ten years of experience in a diverse background of library and cultural heritage institutions ranging from the public, school, and academic realms to the special collection of a music conservatory, copy-cataloging archived government documents at a state repository, and as a volunteer cataloger of a living collection of trees at a park. Athy moonlights as an information literacy instructor and reference librarian for Miami-Dade College. She is active in committee work and enjoys reviewing YA literature.

Jonathan Quiñones, Miami-Dade Public Library System

Jonathan Quiñones is a librarian intern for the Allapattah Branch in the Miami Dade Public Library System. He has 7 years of experience in the libraries. Jonathan completed a Bachelors of Arts in English and Literature from Florida International University in 2012 and is currently working towards the Masters of Arts in Library & Information Sciences from the University of South Florida with expected graduation in December 2019.

Elizabeth Waltman, National Networks of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern Atlantic Regional Medical Library

Liz Waltman is a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a Masters in Library and Information Sciences.  During her time in the program, she served as the Health Sciences Librarian Intern at Duquesne University.  A main responsibility in this role was creating online guides to research topics in the health sciences including Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Music Therapy, and Human Trafficking.  Prior to librarianship, Liz earned a B.A. in music education and performance from Ithaca College and a M.M. in music performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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