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2015 ANCHASL Fall Meeting and Continuing Education Course
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:00 am to 3:15 pm
Topic: Information Roles in Disaster Management
Instructor: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine
MLA CE Hours: 3
Location: UNC - Chapel Hill, Health Sciences Library, Room 527
335. S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill, NC 25799   Directions
Registration Deadline: September 14, 2015 (Registration limited to 35 participants)

Course Description

This class presents current research findings on librarians' roles supporting the disaster workforce. It will also discuss the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response, and recovery. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on class content through tabletop exercises that simulate disaster scenarios and interactive activities. Participants will also gain knowledge of a range of potential information services they could offer members of the disaster workforce.

Educational Objectives

  • Define a disaster and distinguish disasters from hazards
  • Classify disasters into two distinct types
  • Name three stages in the disaster management cycle
  • Identify members of the disaster workforce
  • Articulate how librarians historically viewed their roles in disasters
  • Recognize roles librarians have played in disasters
  • Identify professional roles for librarians during all stages of the disaster management cycle
  • Present your skills to members of the disaster workforce
9:00 am - 9:30 am Coffee, Snack, and Registration
9:30 am - 12:30 am CE Course
12:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch and Business Meeting
Lunch and snacks are included.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Panel Discussion, Moderated Q & A
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Wrap-up, Evaluation


Mary Beth Schell
Director, AHEC Digital Library
HSL AHEC and Outreach Services

Dan Wilson
Associate Director for Collections & Library Services, University of Virginia Health Sciences Library
Coordinator for the National Network/Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan

Joey Nicholson
Education and Curriculum Librarian, NYU Health Sciences Library
Joey will join the discussion virtually and talk about his library's experience in continuity of services and recovery of physical items after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

Fees (CE, Lunch, and Business Meeting)
Members: $55    Non-Members: $70
Student Members: $20    Student Non-Members: $25
Lunch and Business Meeting only: $15
2015 dues can be paid with meeting registration.
Membership: $15    Student Membership: $5 (calendar year)

A light breakfast and lunch will be included. Vegetarian options will be available.

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