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SPEAKER:
DONALD O. CASE, Professor and expert in information seeking behavior.

ON:
INFORMATION SEEKING AND INFORMATION AVOIDANCE: THE CASE OF PATIENTS AND HEALTH INFORMATION


WHEN: March 13, 2003 (Thursday), 5:30 - 7:00 PM

WHERE: LexisNexis, Dayton, OH

COST: $5. MEMBERS: $3 (ASIS, SLA, AALL, GCLC, OPLIN, OCLC, MVAHSL); free for student or retired members. Please pay at the door. Refreshments will be served.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: By 5 pm 03/12/2003 Please contact Rosemary Ashton at rosemary.ashton@lexisnexis.com or at 937 865-6800 x55344

INFORMATION SEEKING AND INFORMATION AVOIDANCE: THE CASE OF PATIENTS AND HEALTH INFORMATION

The popularity of the Internet as a "first choice" source raises many interesting issues, two of which are: What types of information and advice are consumers getting from the Internet? What, if anything, should health professionals do in response to such findings?

This study is part of a larger effort at UK to understand patterns of information seeking and information avoidance regarding health issues in general and genetic testing in particular. In the past it has been the case that some patients (and family members) actively avoid "bad news" -- even if ignoring certain information endangers their health. What can the information professions do to address this problem?

Professor Donald O.Case, expert in information seeking behavior, conducts research and teaches at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky and is the author of "Looking for Information," 2002, Academic Press, (www.apcatalog.com).

DIRECTIONS to LexisNexis:

From CINCINNATI, take I-75 North to Dayton. Exit 44 to S.R. 725 (Centerville/Miamisburg Rd.). East on S.R. 725. South on S.R. 741 (Springboro Pike). LexisNexis is approx. 1 mile, on the right side of the road. Turn right at Spring Valley Road entrance (the 6th light from S.R. 725/S.R. 741 intersection), LexisNexis sign will say 9443-9595. Drive underneath skyway connecting the buildings. Turn right, go over the speed bump, and park in the lot next to the covered entrance. Enter Building 4 (9443 Springboro Pike). Wait at the guard station for someone to escort you.

From COLUMBUS, west on I-70. I-675 towards Cincinnati. Exit 2 (Centerville/Miamisburg Exit) off of I-675. Left on Yankee Rd. Right on Lyons Rd. Left on S.R. 741 (Springboro Pike). LexisNexis is about .5 mile on the right. Turn right at Spring Valley Road entrance (the 2nd light from Lyons Rd./S.R. 741 intersection), LexisNexis sign will say 9443-9595. Drive underneath skyway connecting the buildings. Turn right, go over the speed bump, and park in the lot next to the covered entrance. Enter Building 4 (9443 Springboro Pike) and wait for an escort.

AGENDA:
5:30 - 6:00: Registration and social half-hour with refreshments of fruit, cheese and beverages.
6:00 - 7:00: Donald O. Case