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From: Sharon Lenius <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 9:31 AM
Subject: [sla-cdc] Find the Information "On" Switch - Jun 12th
To: Washington DC Chapter <[log in to unmask]>

Colleagues,   Join the DC/SLA Military Libraries Group for a program that could change your life.....and maybe save some lives, too!
Click here to check the DC/SLA Calendar and Register today!
DC/SLA Military Libraries Group is sponsoring a special program aimed at all libraries in this area --- corporate, law, education, K-12 schools, media centers, all Federal Libraries…..everyone needs to know about some special tools already in place, and to think about other possibilities of collaboration. The National Network of the National Library of Medicine has programs throughout the United States with Regional Offices for training and assistance.

YOU can help and YOU will make a difference if YOU know where to turn for information; if YOU have thought about how YOU can assist your customers, your community, your First Responders. The good news is that Maryland, DC and Virginia are in the same Network region: the SouthEastern Atlantic Region of the special National Network set up by the National Libraries of Medicine …. a.k.a – NN/LM.

SPEAKERS: Tahirih Fusscas - Program Moderator, Technical Information Specialist

Elizabeth Norton, Librarian, NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center - Topic – National Libraries of Medicine (NLM) Disaster information resources and outreach.

Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Librarian, Aquilent, Inc, at NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center - Topic - Apps and use of social media in disasters.

Daniel T. Wilson- Assoc. Dir. Collections & Library Services Coordinator, National Network, National Libraries of Medicine, Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Sciences Library UVA - Topic – National Network/Library of Medicine, efforts to outreach to different groups in the emergency preparedness community.

Topics to be covered include:

Please note the extended time for this program - 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Your brain will need this time to absorb the information so you can be “Future Ready,” as Cindy Romaine, SLA Past President so successfully promoted throughout 2011. This is 2012…Are you ready for the future? You can make a difference if you only know where to begin! This will show you the “On Switch.”

REFRESHMENTS: 4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Light refreshments and Registration Check In;

5:15-6:00 p.m. Break for Refreshments . Program continues - 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Space is limited to 40 participants. Register early!

WHERE: The Charles Sumner School, Museum and Archives (DC Dept of Education)

1201 17th St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, Ground Floor Rooms (Use the Ground Floor 17th Street Entrance- across from National Geographic facilities)

iTouch MAP:

TRANSPORTATION: By METRO Red Line (Farragut North – use L St Exit), Orange & Blue Lines (Farragut West – use 17th St Exit) Parking garages nearby - on 17th, and on M St and Rhode Island Ave

Questions: Contact Sharon Lenius, [log in to unmask]

Sponsors: Military Libraries Group, DC/SLA


Sharon Lenius
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Christopher M. Vestal
DC/SLA 2011-2012 Communications Secretary
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