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Oct

08

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New Self-Paced NLM Course for Disaster Information Specialists!

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 Tags: ,

The new course In Case of Emergencies: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning defines and describes continuity of operations planning and why it is important for libraries to have a continuity plan in case of emergencies. This course also provides a one-page COOP plan template with instructions that librarians or information specialists can use to develop… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Hospital Libraries, NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

17

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Recording for the NNLM Resource Picks Webinar on Disaster Health Literature Now Available!

Posted by on September 17th, 2019

The recording of the NNLM Resource Picks webinar, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Disaster Health Literature, is now available. Recorded on July 31, 2019, the session provides an overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery workforce. The webinar is presented by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell,… Read More »

Posted in: Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Public Health

Jul

24

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Register Now for NNLM Disaster Preparedness Webinar on August 28

Posted by on July 24th, 2019

Registration is available for the free webinar Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe, hosted by the NNLM New England Region on August 28, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT. Get ready for September and National Preparedness Month with NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Public Health

Jul

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Closure of National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services Division on June 30

Posted by on July 3rd, 2019

As the National Library of Medicine (NLM) implements its Strategic Plan, 2017-2027, it is making organizational changes that include the closure of the Specialized Information Services (SIS) division, effective June 30, 2019, and the transition of many SIS programs into other parts of NLM. This integration serves to not only improve discoverability of and access… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Environmental Health and Toxicology, News & Reports, NLM Resources

Jun

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National Library of Medicine Announces the Release of WISER Version 5.4

Posted by on June 10th, 2019 Tags:

National Library of Medicine WISER 5.4 is now available on all platforms.¬†WISER is a system designed to assist emergency responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Here’s what’s new in this release: News… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Public Health

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