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Chicago Summit 2011 for NN/LM EP&R Initiative

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Representatives from all eight NN/LM regions met at the Library of the Health Sciences on the University of Illinois/Chicago (UIC) campus on Friday, April 8, to hear about progress of the NN/LM National Emergency Preparedness and Response Initiative to date, to share updates from all the regions, and to discuss possible future objectives.  In addition to NN/LM Associate Directors and State Emergency Preparedness Coordinators, Cindy Love of the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) and Cindy Olney, of NN/LM’s Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) attended and spoke to the group.

It was exciting to hear about the many accomplishments of the NN/LM regions in educating members in emergency preparedness;  great work everyone!  Cindy Olney presented the results of this year’s follow-up assessment conducted by OERC, which showed improvement in the levels of knowledge and preparedness for emergency response for members across the regions since the baseline assessment was done in 2008.  Many thanks to Cindy Olney and Susan Barnes, also of OERC, for their work in helping us see what has been done well and what still needs to be done!  Dan has added a couple of photos from the meeting to the “Photos” section here on the toolkit.  Many thanks also to Ruth Holst and her staff in the NN/LM Greater Midwest Region’s office at UIC, especially Rosalva Diaz and Max Anderson, for hosting the meeting and for facilitating food, handouts, wireless access, and dozens of other aspects of a successful meeting.

PNR’s EP&R Outreach to Hospital Librarians

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Many thanks to Gail Kouame and all the Emergency Preparedness & Response (EP&R) State Coordinators in the Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) of NN/LM for sending us their white paper describing PNR’s regional efforts to assist hospital librarians in emergency preparedness.  Click here to view:  Region 6 Emergency Preparedness Report Feb 2011-1

The paper includes an accounting of how their initiative developed and was implemented, along with photos of the Coordinator group and the emergency kits and promotional items they distributed.  There are also documents in the appendix of the paper that will no doubt be helpful in similar efforts.   Thanks to all of you who prepared the report, and congratulations on work well done!

10 Steps in Manhattan

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The “10 Steps” roadshow visited the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) of NN/LM at New York University’s medical center on Monday and Tuesday this week.  While our number was small, the quality of the feedback we received and the ideas that were generated were excellent.  Kate Oliver, Associate Director of the MAR, and her staff welcomed us for updates and the 10 Step “train the trainer” session on Monday, then a special session on Tuesday, working with two of their EP state representatives, Sue Ben-Dor and Mary Lou Glazer, on developing Pocket Response Plans for hospital libraries.  We benefited from learning about possiblilities for networking and support in MAR, and we hope the session created some interesting ideas for follow-up by MAR members.  Thanks to Kate and her staff for their hospitality, and we look forward to hearing great things from MAR this year.

Season’s Greetings!

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Best wishes to all for a safe and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Dan Wilson, Coordinator, NN/LM National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative
Susan Yowell, Project Assistant, NN/LM National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative

Season's Greetings