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Apologies for cross-posting, but this may be an event of interest.Planning for Pandemics: Crunching the Numbers on H1N1 - June 19, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT.https://events-na10.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1053915029/en/events/event/shared/1070490169/event_landing.html?sco-id=1074477638This webinar will focus on the findings from a recent retrospective s […]
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The National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region(NN/LM SCR) recently completed a video highlighting the role of publiclibraries after an emergency. The goal was for public librarians toshow to first-responder groups, city councils, local government, etc. topromote the role public libraries play. Many groups are not aware ofall public librar […]
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Hi Everyone!We are excited to announce the latest update for our Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER). A few months ago, I informed you of the update on the Apple (iOS) platforms, but today's update is for our Android users. This update sees an expansion in our user profiles (First Responder, Hazmat, EMT, & the new Hospital P […]
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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at […]
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Welcome & Introductions 9:00-9:30 Mary Chute, New Jersey State Librarian & conference partners
Lessons Learned from Super Storm Sandy
9:30-10:30 -Pat Tumulty, Executive Director of NJLA on advocacy during the storm, and how New Jersey libraries made their case during Hurricane Sandy.
-Barbara Lilley, New York State Library, will speak on the Office of Cultural Education’s coordinated response to Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, before, during and after, and the NYS Library’s outreach efforts to customers, and partnership with NYS Office of Emergency Management.
Ports in a Storm: The Library as Community Emergency Response Center 10:45-12:00 -Michele Stricker, Associate Director of Library Support Services, NJSL & Certified Preservation Management Consultant
-Dan Wilson, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Coordinator
How libraries can step into emergency response and recovery roles in their community. Information, strategies, and resources will be discussed so that a library of any size may position itself to serve its community as an unofficial disaster recovery center.
NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center: Support for librarians providing disaster information outreach to their communities
1:00-2:00 -Staff from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center, http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov
Learn about training and networking support available for librarians who are interested in disaster information. Includes an overview of the free online disaster health information tools and resources developed by NLM to assist librarians, healthcare providers, first responders and the public.
Disaster Health Information Outreach Projects
2:00-2:15 -Staff from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center
The Disaster Information Management Research Center and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine have provided funding support for outreach and collaboration projects related to disaster health information. Projects will be highlighted to demonstrate collaborations between librarians and community partners with disaster-related responsibilities.http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.
Community Partners Supporting Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Efforts
2:15-4:30 -Facilitated by Dan Wilson, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Coordinator
Speakers representing organizations with disaster-related responsibilities will discuss their responsibilities and roles in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, as well as opportunities for library and community involvement to support their efforts.
Rev. Wayne Jones, Disaster Coordinator for the Greater NJ Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Dr. George DiFerdinando, Director, NJ Center for Public Health Preparedness
Tim Settles: American Red Cross
Cathy McCann: New Jersey Volunteers Active in Disasters (VOAD)
Beth Hassek: Medical Reserve Corps
Alan Z. Aiches: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Presented by the New Jersey State Library, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region, LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, and New Jersey Library Association
9:00-9:30 David Ibrahim, PhD. Director, Emergency Management and Continuity Planning Certificate Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health SciencesUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health.
Communication Gaps and Critical Infrastructure Needs for a Regional Catastrophic Event.
9:30-10:00 Miriam Miller, MPH, CHEC. Emergency Management Coordinator, Rush University Medical Center and Jason Parker. Emergency Management Coordinator at UIC Medical Center.
Disaster Communication Strategies at Rush University Medical Center and the UIC Medical Center
10:00-10:30 Panel Discussion
11:00-11:30 Cindy Love, MLS. National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)
The Role of the Disaster Information Specialist
11:30-12:00 Kacy Allgood, MLS. Sewell Fellow, Indiana University, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adventures of an Ambulance Riding Librarian
12:00-12:30 Morning Wrap-up
12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30-5:00 Disaster Information CE Class
U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies – provides an introduction to disaster/emergency planning and response as conducted in the U.S, with an emphasis on medical response. To determine where disaster information specialists might best fit into the US framework for disaster/emergency response, it is necessary to start with shared understanding of terminology, concepts, legislation, organizations, and lessons learned from previous incidents. The class describes efforts to provide structure and order before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Changes over time in legislation and the US framework for disaster/emergency response are discussed using examples from 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Haiti earthquake. This course is a required class for the Disaster Information Specialization (DIS) Program and participants will earn 3 MLA CE contact hours for the DIS program.
Library of Congress/James Madison Building/Mumford Room
Please join us for a morning of speakers and discussion about the impact of a power outage on library services and collections and the roles libraries and librarians can play in their communities or institutions in response to a major power outage. The afternoon sessions will feature a workshop on building your library’s readiness and a disaster information specialization certificate class.
9:00-9:10 Dan Wilson, Coordinator, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative
9:10-9:35 Sonya Williams, Risk Manager, DC Public Libraries/Markus Rauschecker, Continuity Planner, Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency
9:35-10:00 Michael Salmons, Director of Emergency Management in the Office of Security, Library of Congress
10:00-10:25 Andrew Robb, Preservation Department, Library of Congress
10:30-10:55 Pete Pedersen, Pepco (Potomac Electric Power Company)
11:05-11:20 Cindy Love, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DMIRC), National Library of Medicine
11:20-12:00 Sue Taylor, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)/ Lisa McGee, American Red Cross
12:00-12:30 Panel Discussion
1:30-4:30 Class: Information Roles in Disaster Management
Workshop: Improving Your Library’s Readiness
There is no charge to attend the morning or afternoon sessions. Seating is limited. Please register at:http://nnlm.gov/sea/training/register.html. Use the dropdown menu on the form to register for the Summit and, if you wish, then use the back arrow on your browser to register for either the Information Roles in Disaster Management class or the Improving Your Library’s Readiness workshop.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
Pepco (unless they are in emergency operation mode)
District of Columbia Public Library
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)
Library of Congress (Preservation Directorate and Office of Security & Emergency Preparedness)
National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)
National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
American Red Cross
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, prehospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.
NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the seven projects funded for 2011-2012 can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachawards.html.
Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.
The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2 pm ET. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this requirement has been split into two solicitations; one Partial Small Business Set-Aside (RFP No.: NIHLM2012411) and; one Full and Open (RFP No.: NIHLM2012412). The solicitation notices are on FedBizOpps.gov as follows:
The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov ) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.
We now have a virtual 10-Step program! The program, under 16 minutes, is broken down into an introduction and 10 individual steps, so it can be worked on as time permits. In between some of the steps are assignments that, when completed, will greatly improve the readiness capabilities of your library. Please feel free to offer your comments or suggestions.
We added a Recent Comments widget to the right column. Please help feed this by commenting on our posts! Also, there is now an RSS feed display of recent messages from the DIMRC Disaster Outreach listserv on the left column underneath the NEPRTimes Twitter feeds.
Click on image above for information on creating a one page Service Continuity Plan (SCP) for your library. (The SCP was adapted from the Council of State Achivists (CoSA) PReP.)
NN/LM EP&R Training Opportunities
Click on the image above for NN/LM EP&R training opportunities.
How to Use the Toolkit
1. Where to get information on HOW TO WRITE A DISASTER PLAN. Click on the Writing Your Disaster Plan page. Download the template for the Service Continuity Pocket Response Plan (PReP) and fill it out. For some libraries, the PReP may be enough. Others may want to start with the PReP and then develop a comprehensive plan as time permits.
2. Where to GET HELP following some kind of disaster or service disruption. Click on the Calling for Help page. Listed is contact information for your Regional Medical Library as well as library networks that provide consultation services (some at no cost), 24/7.
3. How to get TRAINING ON SERVICE CONTINUITY and libraries. Click on the Training Opportunities page and select the option that best fits your needs. Contact your NNLM RML at 1-800-338-7657, or the Coordinator, Dan Wilson, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to inquire about scheduling or participating in a class.
Emergency Access Initiative
EAI provides free access to full text articles from major biomedicine titles to healthcare professionals, librarians, and the public in the United States affected by disasters.
CDC Map showing current incidence of influenza in the U. S.
Creators of the popular Emergency Response & Salvage Wheel and the Field Guide to Emergency Response. Offer many free resources on disaster planning and response. Co-sponsor — with FEMA — of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force.
Current news and resources for preparedness; see especially the “Preparedness, Response, Recovery” section.
Library services including disaster planning and preservation, primary areas are Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern and New England regions of U.S.