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The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has some great resources for libraries, including many free, on-demand webinars. Here are two recent offerings:

The Ambulance-Riding Librarian: How Embedded Informationists Help the Responder Community
Kacy Allgood shared her experiences as a provider information services to Indianapolis EMS; the Indiana University Department of Emergency Medicine; MESH, a disaster preparedness agency; and Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children. All of these agencies collaborate to provide evidence based pre-hospital care for Indianapolis.

Information Support During Emergencies: About VOST (Virtual Operations Support Team)
Scott Reuter, current president of Oregon VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in 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 shared information about VOST, including how they lend social media and information support to incident management teams.

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