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WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 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: Tania Bardyn and her team from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library will present about their current Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project. The Library, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Washington State Emergency Management Division, developed a mobile application (app) for Android devices called Response & Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN Washington) to improve access to National Library of Medicine (NLM) disaster information resources in Washington State. This is a follow-on project to the RRAIN app created in 2014 for iPhone and iPad devices.
Also, Sarah Carnes, a virtual intern with the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center, will present about her project “Design and Delivery of an Outreach Strategy to Increase Awareness of Disaster Information Resources.” She will present on the process she used to design a program for Massachusetts public libraries to increase awareness and use of disaster information resources. She will also discuss how she delivered the strategy and synthesized their feedback to refine the strategy and accompanying products.
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Audio conference information
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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.
For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering three free online PubMed CE classes in September in a series called PubMed for Librarians.
- Introduction to PubMed: September 7, 2016 (Noon ET)
- MeSH: September 14, 2016 (Noon ET)
- Automatic Term Mapping: September 21, 2016 (Noon ET)
Read a description for all three classes and find the link to the registration page here: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/pml/
Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of September. By supporting National health Observances, you can:
- Educate the public about health risks
- Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
- Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest.
Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.
- Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
- Fruits & Veggies—More Matters ® Month
- Healthy Aging ® Month
- National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
- National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
- National Food Safety Education Month
- National ITP Awareness Month
- National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
- National Preparedness Month
- National Recovery Month
- National Sickle Cell Month
- National Yoga Awareness Month
- Newborn Screening Awareness Month
- Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
- Pain Awareness Month
- Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
- Sepsis Awareness Month
- Sports Eye Safety Month
- Whole Grains Month
- World Alzheimer’s Month
- 5 – 11 National Suicide Prevention Week
- 10 World Suicide Prevention Day
- 13 World Sepsis Day
- 13 National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
- 15 RAINN Day
- 18 – 24 National Farm Safety & Health Week
- 18 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
- 20 Get Ready Day
- 21 National School Backpack Awareness Day
- 22 Falls Prevention Awareness Day
- 24 Family Health & Fitness Day USA ®
- 26 – 30 Malnutrition Awareness Week™
- 28 National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
- 28 World Rabies Day
- 29 World Heart Day
- 30 Sport Purple for Platelets Day
Source: 2016 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine invites you to join us for a new bimonthly webinar series: NN/LM Resource Picks. Every two months, we will highlight National Library of Medicine resources. Learn about NLM resources directly from NN/LM and NLM staff!
Don’t Wait, Communicate About Disaster Preparedness!
September 28, 2016 3-4pm ET
Twice a year, America’s PrepareAthon brings together organizations and individuals to
- learn what hazards are most likely to affect their communities
- take action to increase preparedness
- participate in community resilience planning
The next America’s PrepareAthon takes place on September 30—the final day of National Preparedness Month. The theme this year is “Don’t Wait, Communicate: Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” https://www.ready.gov/september
The September 28 webinar will use themes from America’s PrepareAthon to demonstrate the role librarians play in disaster preparedness. Learn how to get your community ready for specific hazards, and find out what resources you have at your fingertips.
Presenter: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division, Disaster Information Management Research Center