The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is hosting the Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinar.
WHEN: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:30 am MT, 12:30 pm CT
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The Disaster Information Specialist monthly meeting is open to everyone!
TOPIC: Disaster Readiness in Libraries
Dan Wilson, Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative, will present about his experiences advocating for greater disaster readiness in our nation’s libraries. In addition, he will talk about creating a disaster readiness culture at the library he works at (University of Virginia Health Sciences Library) and his role in establishing a Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) at the Charlottesville/Albemarle County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
PRESENTER: Dan Wilson has been the Coordinator of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative since the summer of 2007. As coordinator, he advocates library disaster readiness by facilitating summit meetings for librarians and emergency planners. He is currently working with State Library of New Jersey and the State Library of Pennsylvania on improving disaster readiness in their public libraries, and is in the planning stages of a major initiative with the State Library of North Carolina set for this spring.
LOGIN: To join the meeting Thursday, January 15th, 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 this call-back feature, the dial-in information is:Dial-In: 1-888-757-2790 Pass-Code: 745907 For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html (Courtesy of the DISASTER-OUTREACH LIB email discussion list.) [jh]