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FYI, an announcement about a free emergency preparedness event.


Anne Harrison

Library of Congress, FLICC/FEDLINK

101 Independence Ave. SE  LA217

Washington, DC  20540-4935

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From: Disaster Information Outreach by Librarians [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Solomon, Meredith
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 1:10 PM
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Subject: [DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB ] Registration Deadline approaching! Free Emergency Preparedness Event at UMB, Health Sciences Library


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Connections: Emergency Preparedness for Librarians and Emergency Management Personnel

Health Sciences and Human Services Library, UMB


**Keynote Speaker-Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian, State of Louisiana**  ‘Lessons Learned from Katrina’


When: Thursday November 18, 2010


Where: University of Maryland, Baltimore; SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201



9-1:15pm – Breakfast, Speakers and Breakout Session

1:15-2:30pm - Lunch (on your own)

2:30-4:30pm – [CE CLOSED] Optional continuing education course for librarians: A Ten-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning (CE credit for Medical Library Association members)


Who should attend?

Emergency Personnel

·        Learn how you and your local libraries can partner in disaster planning and management

·        Gain knowledge about useful resources freely available from DIMRC, the Disaster Information Management Research Center of the National Library of Medicine

·        Meet library personnel from your region and learn how you can work together

Library Personnel

·        Learn about what services emergency personnel need during disasters and how can you help provide them

·        Discuss the different roles for medical, academic and public libraries in disaster preparedness and emergency management 

·        Meet emergency personnel from your region and learn how you can work together.

·        Create an up-to-date disaster plan


Also check out HS/HSL’s Emergency Preparedness subject guide


This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract N01-LM-6-3502 with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library.




Meredith Solomon, MLS

Outreach Librarian

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Univeristy of Maryland, Baltimore

601 W Lombard Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

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410-706-1551 (office)

410-706-2379 (fax)