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MCR Represented at Disaster Communication Summit in Chicago

On March 7th and 8th, the NN/LM MidContinental and the NN/LM Greater Midwest Regions co-sponsored the Disaster Communication Summit.  An enthusiastic group of approximately 30 health sciences librarians from 15 states attended the meeting on the campus of the University of Illinois, Chicago.  The MCR had three representatives-  Claire Hamasu, Sheryl Williams and Jim Honour.

The program was composed of three segments for the one and one-half day event.  Attendees were able to enjoy a series of lectures, panel discussions and some hands-on activities during the event.  Content included potential roles for librarians before, during and after a disaster, with emphasis on communication strategies; community and national disaster/emergency planning resources and how to plan for disasters at your library. Thanks to all the presenters for a fine job!

Congratulations to Claire Hamasu, Associate Director, NN/LM MidContinental Region, Ruth Host, Associate Director, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, for coordinating and Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, and Tiffany Tawzer, Technology Coordinator both of the NN/LM/GMR staff for providing support at the event.  For more information, including pdfs of the presentations, please visit the web page  . [jh]

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