OK, so this isn't exactly the kind of article that usually gets postedto the listserv.....http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/arts/music/laurie-anderson-and-kronos-quartet-at-montclair-state.htmlFrederic C. Pachman, AHIPDirector, Altschul Medical LibraryMonmouth Medical CenterLong Branch, New Jersey 07740732.923.6645Barnabas Health—Every Day. Extraordinar […]
PhD studentship now available for research into Evidence AidMore details available from: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/mdbs/pgd/PostgraduateResearch/PostgraduateStudentshipsandAwards/CentreforPublicHealthPhDStudentships201314/TheeffectsofEvidenceAidondecisionmakinginpublichealthdisastersituations/Deadline: 31 May 2013Evidence Aid was established following the […]
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 […]
My apologies - it appears there was some strange ghost infecting the links when you click on them, and it took you to the NIH webmail page. The links should be fixed in this message now. Many thanks to Ms. Arantxa Cayon for bringing the matter to my attention. I appreciate it!Many Thanks,Jen […]
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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Kate, how many people are you talking about? The AAP has a free resource -- a Pediatric Preparedness Resource Kit that includes a basic overview of why it's important to collaborate in regards to pediatric preparedness. If anyone could use printed versions, we can perhaps mail them off to you! […]
Dear Kate,There are also Evidence Aid resources which are free at the point of use and link through to Cochrane Reviews (shortly other types of systematic reviews and evidence will also be available). The easiest way to link through to all four is via www.evidenceaid.org - there are four special collections covering earthquakes; flooding and poor water sanit […]
For some interesting data about the tsunami that was generated by the recent earthquake off the coast of Chile, visit the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning web site that details the sequence of advisories and warnings. Even though Hawaii was fortunately spared the kind of devasting tsunami that came ashore in Indonesia a few years ago, the NOAA site shows that sea level did rise at the locations they measure in Hawaii, in places up to three feet above normal. Civil defense authorities in Hawaii acted on the tsunami warnings, successfully evacuating everyone from the areas at risk. While this is the kind of “drill” you’d rather not have, it undoubtedly provided some valuable lessons learned for everyone involved and will hopefully make the response to the next warning even more effective.
The National Library of Medicine has announced that it is extending the free access period for the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) until March 19, 2010 in order to continue to provide biomedical information to emergency responders in Haiti. 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.” (An exception to the restriction to the United States was made for the disaster in Haiti.) Please see the EAI website for information.
Thanks to Elizabeth Norton, who sends out the “News” updates on the Disaster Information Management Research Center listserv (see link in the right side column here) for the latest message, which contains lots of great up-to-the-minute resources on emergency preparedness and response. We’d like to highlight one of them particularly: the Accessible Emergency Information website provided by the Northeast Texas Public Health District. The site serves the deaf, blind and limited sight populations by providing both videos and downloadable documents. Documents are available in PDF, large print, as well as in Braille, which translates through the appropriate software to provide printed Braille documents for the end user. Topics include basic emergency preparedness and first aid, infectious diseases and family home care. All the information is free. Take a look–this might be just what you need for helping to provide health and emergency preparedness information to clinicians, patients and patient families.
Our informal tracking of toolkit pages accessed most frequently over the past months shows that people are finding and (hopefully) using the resources that the toolkit is intended to provide. We’re happy to report that the Sample Disaster Plans page is the most frequently-visited one, followed by Library Disaster Stories, About the NN/LM Plan, Toolkit Tutorials, and Service Continuity Training/10 Steps.
In the interest of continuing to develop the depth and currency of the resources we provide, we’d like to ask that if any of our users have completed their own disaster plans and would like to share them with others, please send them to one of us (Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan at email@example.com) and we will link them to the Sample Disaster Plans page. ( Before you send your plan, please remove anything confidential or sensitive in nature.) Here at the UVa Health Sciences Library, we’ve just completed an update of our Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan, including some new information as well as some revised sections. The plan has been linked in place of the former version on the Sample Disaster Plans page.
So let us know how you are faring in your emergency preparedness activities, send along any questions you have, and keep those hits coming!
We learned about the extraordinary efforts of the University of Miami’s Louis Calder Memorial Library of the UM School of Medicine from Mary Moore, Chair, who posted excellent information on the DIMRC listserv about how they are communicating with and meeting the information needs of UM health professionals working in Haiti. Many thanks to Mary for the updates and the encouraging news that some of the resources provided by NN/LM and its emergency preparedness initiative (lists of print materials designated as essential for response to a disaster) were used and were found to be appropos to the situation in Haiti.
Cindy Love, at NLM’s Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC), coordinated the provision of information about which print resources would be most important to send. She recommended the “One Shelf Disaster Library” and the list of core titles chosen by the NN/LM Hospital Librarians Summit participants in the spring of 2009, among other resources from HHS and the Pan American Health Organization and others. For more information on the work of the University of Miami in response to the Haiti earthquake, see the Louis Calder Memorial Library’s site “Resources for Haiti.”
To subscribe to the Disaster Information Outreach listserv managed by the DIMRC, please see the link in the right menu bar under Core Resources. Once you’re subscribed, you can view archived messages to see the chain of communication from the listserv about providing help to Haiti.
Thanks to a newsletter I received today from Heritage Preservation, I learned about a new online, free course offering from the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) called “Preservation 101.” The class is aimed specifically toward librarians and other caretakers of cultural resources who work in small and moderate-sized libraries or organizations. (A link to NEDCC is also located on the toolkit in the right column under “Comprehensive Disaster Plan Training,” the North East section.)
As a side note, I recommend that people sign up to be on the mailing list for Heritage Preservation if they are interested in conservation and preservation activities or current awareness ofnthe topic. The emails I receive from them are few and far-between and are always contain articles or information relevant to our interests in emergency preparedness.
The Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a web page containing a wealth of resources on emergency preparedness for special populations. Included on the site are links to resources for employers, law and policy, and lessons learned from past disasters.
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.