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Monday, March 5, 2018
Disaster Health Information- how can librarians play a role?
Did you know that the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) has a Disaster Health Information Coordinators
Working Group?The purpose of this
Working Group is to provide assistance to librarians in preparing for, and
responding to, disasters or localized emergencies.
As the Disaster
Information Coordinator for Wisconsin I am a member of this Working
The GMR Preparedness
and Response website provides an online collection of resources and tools
relevant to disaster and emergency planning.On the page you will be able to access the Charter of the Working Group, listings of state and federal
emergency management agencies, and other links to disaster specific
This past summer I completed the Disaster
Information Specialization Program offered by the Medical Library
Association.I encourage all WHSLA
members to take this training to be better prepared in assisting your
organization and community should disaster strike.Upon completion, participants receive a
certificate of acknowledgment.MLA
contact hours earned through the specialization may also be used for MLA's Academy of Health Information
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