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May 22, 2013 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group presentation on “Alternatives to Google: Finding Health Information Online,” from 10 to 11 a.m. today. The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Kathy Quinn, library director of the Herrick Library.

Quinn, with 21 years of experience as a librarian and researcher, will share tips on how to find reliable, accurate and trustworthy information on the Internet about your health. The presentation will include a demonstration of the links to health information available on the Herrick Library website. Handouts on how to evaluate health websites and reliable sites to search will be provided.

Quinn has been the director of the Herrick Library since 2007. Prior to her selection as library director, Quinn worked on a variety of research projects with Plaza Investment Managers, Dialog Corp., Arthur Andersen LLP, ABN AMRO North America Inc. and Andersen Consulting. Quinn says she enjoyed her corporate career but has found her true calling in meeting the health information needs of the residents of the Grossmont Healthcare District.

A native of Chicago, Quinn has a master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University in River Forest, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. She has resided in La Mesa since 2002.

The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County.

For more information, phone the library at (619) 825-5010 or visit


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