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Nov

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The Poetry of Preparedness

Posted by on November 27th, 2019 0 comments

It is not often that I get to summon forth the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns, but last month’s preconference continuing education classes at the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Conference brought his words to mind, often stated as, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry”. Not only… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences and Meetings, Emergency Preparedness, From the GMR

Aug

02

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Libraries as Recovery Centers: a free CE opportunity from the GMR

Posted by on August 2nd, 2019 0 comments

Are you interested in an amazing opportunity to learn to work with librarians, first responders, health professionals, and the public in emergencies for free? The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) invites you to attend special training in the field of disaster information and planning at the joint WHSLA*, SWHSL*, and Midwest Chapter… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences and Meetings, Emergency Preparedness, From the GMR, Funding, Public Health

Aug

25

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Hurricane Preparedness for South Central Region

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments

Although the GMR is more likely to face a tornado or a blizzard, our sister region, South Central (SCR), is preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey. NLM Disaster Information Research Center (DIMRC) offers the following information and resources: Hurricane Harvey is expected to be Category 3 when it hits land off the Gulf of Mexico,… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General, NLM Resources

Sep

15

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All Awards Are Live!

Posted by on September 15th, 2016 0 comments

Hello, members! The GMR is currently offering eight different funding opportunities and are accepting applications for all awards. Advisory groups have started reviewing the first group of applications that were submitted by the initial September 12th deadline (Emergency Preparedness Award, Express Outreach Award, Technology Improvement Award and Professional Development Award), but the GMR will continue to… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness, Funding, General, Outreach, Public Health, Technology

Sep

02

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Where did that month go?

Posted by on September 2nd, 2016 0 comments

Just a few weeks ago, I posted an article in the GMR blog highlighting the fact that September is National Preparedness Month. From the CDC, to the American Red Cross, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ready.gov, and your local county (Cook County, IL; Johnson County, IA), city (Fargo, ND, Louisville, KY), university (University of… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Funding, Training

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