Health Information Illiteracy: Problems of Library Staffs and Role of Librarians in Health Information Literacy Instruction

  • อรทัย วารีสอาด Information Studies Program, Faculty of Humanities, Srinakharinwirot University
  • สมชาย วรัญญานุไกร Information Studies Program, Faculty of Humanities, Srinakharinwirot University
Keywords: Health, Health Information Literacy, Health Information Literacy Instruction

Abstract

Health information illiteracy affects health care and behavior change to good health. At present, librarians, information professionals, or other officers work in information technology to be exposed to an environment with adverse effects on health. It is a major cause of illness or death. Therefore, we should pay attention to our health, learn and practice for the maintenance or improvement of health regularly. We can find information from a variety of health information sources. These examples are very practical; 1) Ergonomics 2) Balancing exercises 3) Posture for computer use 4) Eye health care.  Due to librarians are expert to access health information resources and evaluation, their involvement in health information literacy program increased the profession’s good image.

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Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
วารีสอาดอ., & วรัญญานุไกรส. (2018). Health Information Illiteracy: Problems of Library Staffs and Role of Librarians in Health Information Literacy Instruction. TLA Bulletin (Thai Library Association), 62(1), 16-29. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tla_bulletin/article/view/132618
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