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Disaster Info Specialist Program Meeting: Red Cross Digital Operations Center

*** The Disaster Information Specialist monthly meeting is open to everyone ***

The June Disaster Information Specialist Adobe Connect session will be Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM ET.  See connection information below.

Our guest speaker will be Wendy Harman, Social Media Manager at the American Red Cross.  Wendy will be speaking about the Red Cross Digital Operations Center which recently was launched to monitor and respond to social media during disaster situations.  As part of this project, the Red Cross is planning to train “digital volunteers” to verify and curate the large volume of information generated on social media during a disaster.  These volunteers will help build situational awareness, and respond online to questions from the public and distribute critical information.(Role for librarians?!)

We will be broadcasting the meeting on Adobe Connect at the Digital Operations Center.

To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, June 14 click on:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo

Enter your name in the guest box and click  “Enter Room”. A box should pop up asking for your phone number.  Enter your phone number and the system will call you.

For those who cannot use the call-back feature, the dial-in information is below.

Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790

Pass-Code: 745907

If you have never attended a Connect Pro meeting before:

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

Elizabeth Norton, MLS, MPH, MBA

Librarian

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

301-443-9420

nortone@nlm.nih.gov

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