Roles for Libraries and Librarians in Disasters

Besplatni webinar: Roles for Libraries and Librarians in Disasters
Lib2Go
This webinar presents information on libraries’ and librarians’ roles supporting their communities and the disaster workforce before, during, and after hazardous events and disasters. It discusses the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response and recovery. Participants will also gain a knowledge of a range of potential information services they could offer members of the disaster workforce as well as how their libraries can participate in the community response and recovery with funding as “essential community services” through the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288, as amended). This webinar will include examples of libraries and librarians who have supported disaster efforts.

Predavačice:
Elizabeth Norton is a librarian with the U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center where she has been working to improve online access to disaster health information for the disaster medicine and public health workforce. She has presented on this topic at national and international association meetings and has provided training on disaster health information resources to first responders, educators, and librarians working with the disaster response and public health preparedness communities.

Siobhan Champ-Blackwell is a librarian with the U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center. She selects material to be added to the NLM disaster medicine grey literature data base and is responsible for the Center’s social media efforts. She has over 10 years of experience in providing training on NLM products and resources.