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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.

Objectives:

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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