The MidContinental Blog posted a quick blurb about MoSHI (Mobile School Health Information Initiative) as a Library Success. The staff at Becker Medical Library Washington University School of Medicine created the MoSHI program to connect K-12 librarians in the St. Louis metropolitan area with credible health information.
Their goals were foster interdisciplinary curriculum collaboration between teachers and school librarians through the use and promotion of credible health information on the web, and to better serve students, administrators, and parents health information needs by improving their health literacy. MoSHI trained 93 participants, most of which served either elementary or high school students. Participants shared information learned with classes, teachers, and parents.
Originally MoSHI was funded by the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine through the Continuity of Health Information Award. Thanks to the Family Resource Center, project staff and Becker Medical Library, MoSHI sessions will continue.
Cool idea and a great example of an academic medical library partnering with others in the community to improve health information literacy. For those of you who are interested in a program like this, go to the Mobile School Health Information Initiative (MoSHI) page on the Library Success Wiki. On that site you can see read about the curriculum collaborators, lessons learned, and contact information.