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NetWellness: The Team Behind the Service

Monday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. SOASIS will host "NetWellness: The Team Behind the Service" at the University of Cincinnati's Health Sciences Library.

NetWellness: The Team Behind the Service

NetWellness is a web-accessible, consumer health information network founded by Academic Information Technology & Libraries, University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Now, production is a collaborative effort of the original producers, Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. NetWellness is set apart by its extensive "Ask an Expert" service, which is both multi-institutional and multi disciplinary: nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and optometrists answer the public's questions. Collaboration with Ohio's library networks, especially OPLIN and INFOhio, provide a way to make health information available to nearly every Ohio citizen, something no other state can do with any type of information. As a result of these and other collaborations, NetWellness has made its mark in public libraries, senior centers, pharmacies, public broadcasting stations ... and will soon launch a demonstration project in select Ohio schools.

This presentation will provide a window on the world behind NetWellness: the innovative team approach that enabled a library to make a mark for itself as a premier consumer health information coordinator and provider, the successes and foibles along the way. Speakers from different areas of NetWellness will offer varying perspectives on the project, answer your questions and accept your ideas for potential future directions for NetWellness.

Speakers will be:

Karen Ruud Marsh, MLS, is Expert Coordinator for the NetWellness project.
She also works as an Information Services Librarian for Academic Information Technology & Libraries. She set up the first international NetWellness site in the Republic of Georgia during the summer, 1997.

Genevieve Byrd has a BS in Psychology from UC.
She worked at Children's hospital Medical Center (CHMC) for nearly nine years, most recently as Project Coordinator of the Center for Continuing Education in Adolescent Health, a national, federally-funded resource center. She has been with NW since January and is responsible for content coordination and development.

Josette Riep is a Senior Software engineer for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
She is webmaster both for the College of Medicine and for NetWellness.

Directions:

If you are traveling either north- or southbound on I-75 Exit at the Hopple Street interchange. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left. At the first stoplight, travel through the intersection and continue on up the hill. This road is Martin Luther King Drive. Continue on Martin Luther King, driving past the west campus of the university, until you reach the medical center area. Turn left onto Eden Avenue at the traffic light.

If you are traveling southbound on I-71 Exit at William Howard Taft Road. Follow Taft to Highland Avenue (fourth stoplight). Turn right and continue on Highland Avenue for several blocks. Turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive, then right onto Eden Avenue at the first traffic light.

If you are traveling northbound on I-71 Exit at Reading Road. Travel north on Reading to Martin Luther King Drive (seventh stoplight). Turn left onto Martin Luther King, and continue on King for several blocks until you reach the medical center area. Turn left onto Eden Avenue at the traffic light.

If you are traveling northbound on I-471 After crossing the river, take the Liberty Street exit. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Reading Road. Follow Reading to Martin Luther King Drive (ninth stoplight). Turn left onto Martin Luther King, and continue on King for several blocks until you reach the medical center area. Turn right onto Eden Avenue at the traffic light.

All Directions:
Once on Eden Ave, continue straight. Either drive straight into the Holmes Hospital parking area (driveway at the end of Eden Ave) or turn in to the visitor parking driveway for the MSB Parking Garage, which is on the corner of Eden and Bethesda. Enter the Medical Sciences Building off of Bethesda Avenue (marked "College of Medicine." You will be on the E-level. Walk straight down the corridor until you reach the Health Sciences Library on your right. Enter the library, take the elevator up one level and walk straight out of the elevator to the far end of the floor. There, you will find the presentation room. Signs will be posted.

Please RSVP to Victoria Whipple by May 1 by E-mail wipplevi@oplin.lib.oh.us or phone (9370428-0534--leave a message).
Contact Victoria if you have any questions.

Cost:$5.00 for SOASIS MEMBERS
 $7.00 for non-member

Refreshment will be served

Document date 4.16.98 SOASIS HOME
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