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MAC Meeting Features Emergency Response Topics

Monday, October 15th, 2007

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of MLA met last week in Baltimore, MD for their annual meeting.  The program featured several emergency response planning topics:

  • keynote address:  Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP(E), American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.  Dr. Benjamin spoke on “Building Community Resilience:  Ensuring Emergency Preparedness”
  • poster presentation featuring this site (Disaster Planning for Health Sciences Libraries) as an example of how a blog can function as an information resource
  • NN/LM update:  Janice Kelly gave an overview of NN/LM activities including the creation of the National Emergency Preparedness Plan task force.  Janice was introducing Dan Wilson, who would be speaking about the plans being developed, when the hotel’s alarm began to sound and everyone had to evacuate the building!  Fortunately, we were allowed back inside within about 15 minutes, and Dan was able to quickly go through his presentation, which included an overview of the plan in process, the outcomes of the THeSLA meeting, and the basics of the response procedure at this time.