CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 31, 1999
Free UI program teaches Internet users how to find
IOWA CITY, Iowa --
The University of Iowa is sponsoring "Web Doctor," a free and public program
designed to teach novice and advanced Internet users how to better search
the Web for health-related information. The program will be from 5:30 p.m.
to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at Cherry Auditorium at Coe College.
The Internet can be a useful tool for locating information
about various health-related topics, but sorting through thousands of Web
sites in search of relevant information is not always easy. "The Web Doctor:
Making Sense of Health Information on the Internet," is an interactive program
that teaches participants skills that will educate and speed their searches
for health information.
The "Web Doctor" will be lead by Jim Duncan, head
of the Information Commons, UI a multimedia facility located at the Hardin
Library for the Health Sciences.
While the program is free, reservations are required
and can be made by calling the UI Alumni Association at 1-800-469-2586 or
by registering online at http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/iowalum/programs/outsched.html