Disaster Information Outreach Symposium

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
Disaster Information Management Research Center
2 Democracy Plaza, Suite 510, 6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda MD , 20892-5467
United States
Cindy Love is the primary contact.
Phone: 301-496-5306
Fax: 301-480-3537
Resource URL: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/symposium2011.html
Region: All

Description: Viewing the entire symposium online earns 10.5 MLA CE contact hours toward the Disaster Information Specialization advanced certificate. When you've viewed the entire symposium, please contact Wilma Templin-Branner, wilma.templin@orise.orau.gov, for your certificate. If you attended the symposium in person, you can also request a certificate from Ms. Templin-Branner. Videocasts with speakers' slides: Day 1, http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?Live=10101; Day 2, http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?Live=10102. Speakers' Biographies, http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/symposium2011speakers.html. The Disaster Information Outreach Symposium was held March 29 – 30, 2011 on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This free event is for librarians and information professionals meeting disaster health information needs. The symposium features research, project reports, and personal experiences of librarians active in managing health information and library resources to improve disaster outcomes and support responders’ abilities to make well-informed decisions and communicate health messages to the public. Sessions focus on librarians and libraries providing disaster-related health information to hospitals, universities, government agencies, emergency management personnel, and the community. Speakers from the federal government, military, academic institutions, medical settings, and voluntary agencies describe their information needs.

Experience Level: Beginning Plus
CE Contact Hours: 10.5
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Environment and Information Policies, Leadership and Management
Subject: Disaster Preparedness
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning

Educational Objective: Participants will understand: · Federal, state, and local government management of disaster response · Role of social media in providing and gathering disaster information · Results of research on information needs of disaster and public health emergency workers · Trends in federally-mandated development of disaster medicine core competencies and national training requirements · Use of library facilities and services for disaster response and recovery · Disaster-related library outreach to communities, faith groups, schools · Results of research on librarians’ perceptions of their roles in disaster activities · Occupational pathways and work responsibilities of disaster librarians · Occupational pathways and experiences of librarians who have added disaster-related activities to their regular job · Roles that all librarians and libraries can play in disaster preparedness, response, recovery · Disaster-related roles for hospital libraries, academic health science libraries, homeland security libraries · Disaster information training opportunities from academic and continuing education programs · Disaster preparedness training from voluntary and community organizations


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

9:00 - 9:30 
Welcome, Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD, Director, National Library of Medicine 

Keynote Address, Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, RADM, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Library of Medicine and Disaster Information Outreach

*Steven J. Phillips, MD, Associate Director, Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine

*Stacey Arnesen, MS, Head, Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine

9:45 - 10:30
U.S. Government Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies
John F. Koerner, MPH, CIH, Chief, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives Branch, Division of Preparedness Planning, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
11:00 - 12:00  
Social Media and Disasters

*Laura Howe, Vice President of Public Relations, American Red Cross
*"Managing Social Media for the Haiti Disaster Response"
David Yates, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland; U.S. Air Force Reserve

12:00 - 12:10
Morning Wrap-up

1:15 - 3:15
Information Needs of Disaster and Public Health Emergency Workers: Research Results and Observations

*Alicia Livinski, MLS, MPH, NIH Library, Informationist for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

*"Information Needs and Practices of Disaster Response Professionals: Findings and Implications for Information Support Services"
Barbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH, Public Health Librarian / Informationist, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

*"H1N1 Information Needs: Experiences of Librarians Serving Health Care Organizations During a Pandemic"
Robin Featherstone, MLIS, Medical Librarian, McGill University Health Centre

*Dr. Kenneth Schor, DO, MPH, Director, National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

*"Information Sources that Informed Development of CDC National Guidance during the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic"
Lisa M. Koonin, MN, MPH, Senior Advisor, Influenza Coordination Unit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3:45 - 4:30
Using Library Facilities and Resources for Response and Recovery

*Diane Brown, MLS, Deputy State Librarian, State of Louisiana

*"Going After Barriers: Experiences of NN/LM National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative"
Dan Wilson, MLS, University of Virginia

4:30 - 4:45
Afternoon Wrap-up

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

8:45 - 9:00
Welcome, Dr. Steven J. Phillips

9:00 - 9:20
Librarians’ Perceptions of Roles in Disaster Activities
Lisl Zach, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University

9:20 - 10:00
Librarians’ Roles in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery…A Full-Time Occupation

*"Finding your Niche in the All-Hazards Information Environment"
Ed Metz, MLS, MA, National Emergency Training Center, FEMA, DHS
*Isabel López, General Coordinator for the Regional Disaster Information Center for
Latin America and the Caribbean

10:30 - 11:30  
Librarians’ Roles in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery…Other Duties as Assigned

*Patti Reynolds, MLIS, Librarian, Sarasota Memorial Hospital

*"Responding to the Haiti Earthquake – The University of Miami Medical Libraries"
Mary Moore, PhD, University of Miami

*"ICE in the Icebox"
Cynthia Henderson, MILS, AHIP, Howard University

11:30 - 12:10
Disaster Information Training for Librarians

*"A Pathway for Educating Future Information Professionals in Disaster Management"
Ana Cleveland, PhD, AHIP, Professor-Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas Department of Library & Information Sciences

*"Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization"
Ruth Holst, MSLS, FMLA, AHIP, President, Medical Library Association; Associate Director, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region

12:10 - 12:30
Symposium Wrap-Up

Need for This Course: Determined by librarians’ interest in disaster topics as shown by DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv participation, attendance at monthly conference calls of the Disaster Information Specialist Program, attendance at local and regional meetings on disaster topics for librarians, and enrollment of over 200 for this symposium. Also supported by surveys of librarians’ perceptions of roles in disaster information and interest in disaster-related continuing education.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Panel Discussion, and Discussion.

Participant Materials: · Printed or digital copies of speakers’ slides · Links to or printed copies of speakers’ recent or pre-publication journal articles on their topics · Printed materials promoting speakers’ institutions/libraries/websites · Post-symposium summary publication · List of disaster acronyms · Additional materials are archived at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/symposium2011.html. · Archived webcast of symposium · Subject guides, response tools and other materials at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc.html · Materials distributed by exhibitors

Additional Evaluation: MLA standard evaluation form for those seeking CE credit. Symposium questionnaires for attendees.

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