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Webinar July 13, 2011: Role of Libraries and Librarians in Disasters will host a one hour presentation and interactive discussion Wednesday, July 13, 2011, beginning at 11:00 CT. The topic will focus on libraries as community resources in the context of disasters and emergencies. The American Library Association, the National Library of Medicine, and other organizations within the library community are supporting efforts to tap the potential of libraries, librarians, and information services to aid in the nation’s disaster management efforts.

Guest presenter will be John C. Scott, founder of the Center for Public Service Communications and Senior Consultant to the National Library of Medicine on its development of a Disaster Management Research Center as recommended by its Long Range Plan (2006-2016). Mr. Scott has provided consulting services to the private sector and numerous government agencies in the specialized field of applying telecommunications and information technologies to reduce health disparities, to improve health services to underserved and disenfranchised individuals and communities and to improve the collection and sharing of scientific, technical and community knowledge to reduce human vulnerability to natural hazards.

For instructions on how to join the presentation, and see the Background Page for related materials and Instructions for Live Meeting. If this will be your first time to participate, please check your connection in advance by clicking on the Live Meeting Link. The Live Meeting client must be used in order to access the audio.

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