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This week’s theme for National Preparedness Month is Check Your Coverage. Make sure your library or agency is covered in the event of a disaster. Power outages, floods, fires, etc., can damage your physical space and disrupt service to your patrons and clients. Do you have backup plans for your staff and your library if a… Read More »
This week’s theme for National Preparedness Month is Learn Life-Saving Skills. The first person on the scene is the first responder, even if they are not a professional. There are several ways to learn basic lifesaving skills: First Aid Training (American Red Cross) You are the Help Until the Help Arrives (Federal Emergency Management Agency… Read More »
The first weekly theme provided by NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center for this National Preparedness Month is Make and Practice Your Plan. Ready.gov provides tips for putting together your family/household plan. Don’t forget to plan for your pets, property, and critical documents. Commuters should also have a plan in case a disaster occurs while… Read More »
Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us to take time to prepare for disasters, which can happen any time. This year’s theme is Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week in September, NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) will distribute email messages highlighting NLM, NIH, and other government resources that will assist everyone… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine just released a new design for the Disaster Information Management Research Center website and the Disaster Lit® database. The new design improves access to key resources on natural and man-made disasters, as well as public health emergencies such as emerging infectious diseases. The Disaster Lit database complements PubMed with information from… Read More »