The next Disaster Information Specialist Program meeting will focus on professional development for librarians interested in disaster information outreach. Two representatives from the Medical Library Association CE programs will introduce a new joint MLA-NLM project designed to develop a disaster information specialization through MLA’s professional development. The meeting is at 1:30 ET on Thursday, October 21st. To dial in, call 1-888-813-8477 and enter the passcode 394248.
Just a little over a month away until Connections: Emergency Preparedness for Librarians and Emergency Personnel. This event will take place on Thursday, November 18th, at the Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland/Baltimore. Speakers include Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian, State Library of Louisiana. Looks like a great program. It’s free, but registration is required. Click on this URL to register http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/disaster/index.php/registration/.