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Registration Open for Free NNLM Webinar on Disaster Preparedness (Wed., Sept. 22, 12:00-1:00 PM CDT)

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

​Please join NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) for a 60-minute webinar on Wednesday, September 22, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. The webinar is titled “Less Ostrich, more Owl. Five Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library’s Ability to Respond to a Sudden Disaster Registration”, and it is worth 1 MLA CE. A description and objectives are below.

In honor of National Preparedness Month in September, the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Region 1 is pleased to host a disaster preparedness webinar for all types of libraries. This webinar is designed to improve your Library’s ability to respond to a sudden disaster by laying out five easy steps to follow.

The guest speaker will be Dan Wilson, Associate Director for Collections & Library Services at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library. Dan was the Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative from 2007 to 2016. During that time, he facilitated training programs and engagement opportunities about emergency preparedness for libraries, communities, community-based health organizations and emergency planners. Dan has worked with state library agencies in South Carolina, New Jersey, Montana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.


1. Identify steps to include in a plan for disasters that strike without warning
2. Construct a response and succession plan
3. Formulate an after-action review and find a buddy library

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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