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Information Roles in Disaster Management

Course Description
Registration
MLA CE Credit
About the Disaster Information Specialization Certificate
Course Developers

Course Description

Information Roles in Disaster Management

This class presents research findings on librarians' and information specialists' roles supporting the disaster workforce. The class also describes the disaster management cycle and different disaster types, and identifies audiences for disaster information services and their information needs. Participants will also gain knowledge of a range of potential information services they could offer members of the disaster workforce.

Registration

This course is free, however you must set up an account.

Enroll and launch the course: Information Roles in Disaster Management.
MLA CE Credit

This course is worth 3 continuing education (CE) credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA).

CE credits from this class may be used toward the MLA Disaster Information Specialization Program document of completion at the Basic Level.

To obtain a certificate showing that you have completed this class, complete the MLA-required “Continuing Education Evaluation Survey” at the end of the course. For question one, select Information Roles in Disaster Management. After you complete the survey, a certificate will appear.

About the Disaster Information Specialization Certificate

The Medical Library Association (MLA) awards a Basic or Advanced certificate for completion of courses and other activities as part of the Disaster Information Specialization Program. Courses and activities that meet the requirements for a certificate are outlined in the Disaster Information Model Curriculum. Completing the course Information Roles in Disaster Management earns three hours of MLA continuing education credit which may be used towards the Basic certificate. See Registration for details on documenting your completion of this class.
Course Developers

Robin Featherstone, MLIS
Research Librarian
Alberta Research Center for Health Evidence
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada

For questions or concerns about a course, please contact the Disaster Information Management Research Center at dimrc@nlm.nih.gov
This course was updated in 2016. It was first developed in 2012 as part of a Medical Library Association project (contract HHS-N-276-2010-00782-P) funded by the National Library of Medicine.