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Information Support during Emergencies: About VOST (Virtual Operations Support Team)

The Disaster Information Specialist monthly conference call is open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations and send to your email lists.

The January Disaster Information Specialist program meeting will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM ET using Adobe Connect. See connection information below.

Information Support during Emergencies: About VOST (Virtual Operations Support Team). Scott Reuter, current president of Oregon VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active on Disasters) and DHS/FEMA certified course instructor for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, and Marlita Reddy Hjelmfelt, Team Lead of Pacific Northwest VOST and member of the VOST Leadership Council, will share information about VOSTs, including how they lend social media and information support to incident management teams. For more information on this and past meetings, see

To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, January 10 click on:

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:

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Submitted by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS (Contractor)


Aquilent, Inc., suppporting the mission of the National Library of Medicine

Specialized Information Services Division

Disaster Information Management Research Center

6707 Democracy Blvd.  Suite 510

Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

301-496-2742, phone

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