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Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov)
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 510
Bethesda MD , 20892

Information Roles in Disaster Management

Contact: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell and Robin Featherstone, Cindy Love, and Elizabeth Norton
Contact: 301-827-5878 - http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_inforoles.html - All region
“Information Roles in Disaster Management” presents current research findings on librarians’ roles supporting the disaster workforce. The class also discusses the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response, and recovery. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on class content through tabletop exercises that simulate disaster scenarios and interactive activities. Participants will also gain knowledge of a range of potential information services they could offer members of the disaster workforce. This class was originally developed by Robin Featherstone, robin.featherstone@mcgill.ca. “Information Roles in Disaster Management” is one of five required classes for the MLA Disaster Information Specialization basic certificate. The class video and materials are available online, on demand. The class is open to anyone at no cost at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_inforoles.html. This class is also available for a classroom setting with an instructor. For further information on the class and the NLM Disaster Information Specialist Program, please contact Cindy Love, cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov.
CE Contact Hours: 3.0 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings - On-Demand Disaster Health Information • about Disaster Preparedness
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Simulation, Role Playing, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov)
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 510
Bethesda MD , 20892

Health and Disasters: Understanding the International Context

Contact: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell and John Scott and Patricia Bittner
Contact: 301-827-5878 - http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_international.html - All region
"Health and Disasters: Understanding the International Context" looks at who's who (and why) in the international disaster community, their roles and responsibilities in pre-disaster and post-disaster situations, and the type of information that they may offer or require to respond to real or perceived needs, with a particular focus on health. Class exercises will focus on finding appropriate sources of information to respond to client requests. Key websites will be reviewed and an extensive bibliography provided. This class was developed by John Scott, jcscott@cpsc.com, and Patricia Bittner. “Health and Disasters: Understanding the International Context” is an advanced level class and part of the Disaster Information Specialization Program . The class video and materials are available online, on demand. The class is open to anyone at no cost at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_international.html. This class is also available for a classroom setting with an instructor. For further information on the class and the NLM Disaster Information Specialist Program, please contact Cindy Love, cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov .
CE Contact Hours: 4.0 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings - On-Demand Disaster Health Information • about Disaster Preparedness
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov)
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 510
Bethesda MD , 20892

A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders

Contact: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell and Diane Brown and Rebecca Hamilton
Contact: 301-827-5878 - http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_seatattable.html - All region
"A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders" provides an overview of how to work with local responders, public safety, fire and rescue, public health department, local health care facilities, and emergency planners. Libraries have a critical role to play in disaster preparation and recovery (command centers, communication centers, Internet information centers for health information, government updates, etc.) but need a seat at the table with the right people, and they need to have something to offer. This session will cover the basics of initiating and developing relationships with all relevant local, state, and federal officials and agencies as well as with emergency responders. “A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders is an advanced level class and part of the Disaster Information Specialization Program. The class video and materials are available online, on demand. The class is open to anyone at no cost at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_seatattable.html. This class is also available for a classroom setting with an instructor. For further information on the class and the NLM Disaster Information Specialist Program, please contact Cindy Love, cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov.
CE Contact Hours: 4.0 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings - On-Demand Disaster Health Information • about Disaster Preparedness
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, Case Method, and Case Study.
National Library of Medicine/SIS/DIMRC
6707 Democracy Blvd Suite 510
Bethesda MD , 20894

Packing Your “Digital Go-Bag:” Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

Contact: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell and Stacey Arnesen, Jen Pakiam, Elizabeth Norton, and Cindy Love
Contact: 301-827-5878 - http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov - All region
There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly. Just as a responder has a go-bag packed with clothes, flashlight, tools, snacks, etc. ready to go in a disaster, one's mobile device should also be "packed" with apps and information before an event. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their Web site many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this class, instructors will identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their personal and professional preparedness strategy. Class content is based in part on the list of disaster and emergency apps at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterapps.html. This class is available for a classroom setting with an instructor, as an online live webinar, or as a recorded webinar for viewing at any time. To view the recording or presentation slides, go to http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_digitalgobag.html. MLA CE credit for this class may be applied toward the Disaster Information Specialization Program ADVANCED certificate. See http://www.mlanet.org/education/dis/ for information on the MLA Disaster Information Specialization. This class was originally developed by Stacey Arnesen, arneses@mail.nlm.nih.gov, Elizabeth Norton, nortone@mail.nlm.nih.gov, and Jen Pakiam, pakiamj@mail.nlm.nih.gov. Instructors wishing to use class materials can contact the class developers for further assistance.
CE Contact Hours: 1.5 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings about Disaster Preparedness
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Southeastern Atlantic Region
601 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore MD , 21201

Grants and Proposal Writing

Contact: Terri Ottosen and RML Staff
Contact: 410-706-2855 - http://nnlm.gov/training/grants/ - Mid-Atlantic region
This class, designed for beginning proposal writers, will teach you how to apply for funding opportunities. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan; an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2, 3, 3.5 & 4 • e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Management, Outreach/Advocacy
Lecture and Discussion.
National Institutes of Health Library
10 Center Drive
MSC 1150
Bethesda MD , 20892

Data Sharing and Reuse: Roles for Health Sciences Librarians

Contact: Lisa Federer
Contact: 301-594-6283 - Mid-Atlantic region
Funders and journals increasingly are requiring biomedical researchers to make their research data available, and meaningful use criteria also call for clinicians and hospitals to share data for public health purposes. Librarians’ expertise with information organization makes them invaluable collaborators for researchers who want to share their data or locate datasets for reuse and reanalysis. This course will provide librarians with tools and skills to help support data sharing and reuse. Participants will learn about policies regarding data sharing, how to assist researchers to prepare data for sharing, and how to locate and prepare datasets for researchers to reuse. The course will also introduce participants to free software to facilitate sharing and organization of data.
CE Contact Hours: 4 hours • Face to Face, Hands-on about Research, Technology/Systems
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.