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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Archive for the ‘Emergency Preparedness and Response’ Category

NNLM SEA and NDCO Closed – March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM),  Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) are closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to inclement weather in Baltimore, MD where our offices are located.

Monthly Disaster Information Specialization Webinar: Updated and Enhanced Online Disaster Health Information Training Classes

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

WHEN:  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC and SPEAKERS:  Representatives from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center will show you how you can access newly updated, self-paced, online courses that introduce you to sources of critical disaster health information and get you on your way toward becoming a Disaster Information Specialist.

LOGIN:

Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee2f46ef546b230f8ce2ae10afc481874

Event Password: 1234

Audio conference information
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When you log in, you will be given a choice of Audio Connections. We suggesting using the “Call Using the Computer” (VOIP) option to participate in the webinar.

If you cannot use VOIP option:

Select “Call Me” to receive a call back and provide your phone number.
OR Select “I Will Call In” and enter the number below and then the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
Access code: 627 371 296

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.

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If you are in the area you can attend the meeting in person at our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 510 Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 5th floor.

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

Updated Disaster Information Specialization Online CE’s Now Available

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Do you have some down time as 2016 comes to a close? Or maybe you made a resolution way back in January that you would learn something new this year?  We have a suggestion for how to end 2016 with a flourish!

The NLM Basic Level Courses for the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization have all been updated to a new online web-based tutorial format. The courses are self-paced, interactive, and offered at no cost. When you complete all 15 hours of the courses, you are eligible to earn a Basic Level certificate in Disaster Information Specialization from MLA.

The Basic Level courses include three from NLM Disaster Health:

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery.

This course provides an introduction to disaster/emergency planning and response as conducted in the United States, with an emphasis on medical response.

This course presents current research findings on librarians’ roles supporting the disaster workforce. Additionally, the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response, and recovery are discussed.

Two additional courses are available online, at no cost, from the FEMA Emergency Management Institute:

This course introduces and provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is a standardized approach to incident management that enables a coordinated response among various jurisdictions and agencies; establishes common processes for planning and managing resources; and allows for the integration of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure.

Finish 2016 feeling prepared for the new and exciting challenges that 2017 will bring! Learn more at the NLM Disaster Information Management Resource Center Training Course and Resources Page.

NLM Offers Wildfire Resources

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

With the Southeastern/Atlantic Region is currently facing nearly 20 large wildfire incidents, keep in mind that The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has prepared a site on Fires and Wildfires.

The page covers:

  • Health Issues and Fires
  • Worker and Responder Safety
  • Cleanup and Recovery
  • Coping with Disasters
  • For Professionals Working with Children
  • Biomedical Journal Literature and Reports
  • Health Resources for the Public
  • Animal Handling in Disasters
  • Multi-language Resources

Remember to follow DIMRC on Twitter.

 

NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center Webinar: Resources of the US Geological Survey Library (USGS)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

WHEN:  Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET  

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC and SPEAKERS:  Emily Wild, Librarian and Physical Scientist at the Denver USGS Library, will share the wealth of earth science information resources available from the library. The resources include research reports, data sets, imagery, and alerts/warnings for geological hazards including earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, floods, droughts and wildfires. The USGS is the science agency for the Department of the Interior, providing science and research about natural hazards, groundwater, environment health, and the impact of climate change.

LOGIN:

Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?mtid=ee13abdbbe612ee0ecf209b71c91bcf79

Event Password: 1234

Audio conference information

——————————————————-

When you log in, you will be given a choice of Audio Connections. We suggesting using the “Call Using the Computer” (VOIP) option to participate in the webinar.

If you cannot use VOIP option:

Select “Call Me” to receive a call back and provide your phone number. OR Select “I Will Call In” and enter the number below and then the access code. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 627 711 844

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.

——————————————————-

If you are in the area you can attend the meeting in person at our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 510 Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 5th floor.

MORE INFORMATION:    

For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.