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A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders

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

Course Description

A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders

This class prepares librarians on how to work with local responders: public safety, fire/rescue, public health department, local health care facilities, and emergency planners.

Libraries have a critical role to play in disaster preparation and recovery (command centers, communication centers, Internet information centers for health information, government updates, etc.) but need a seat at the table with the right people, and they need to have something to offer. During and after a disaster is not the time for libraries to learn how to work with local, state, and federal responders. The time to build and develop these relationships is before a disaster strikes. This session will cover the basics of initiating and developing relationships with all relevant local, state, and federal officials and agencies as well as with emergency responders.

Registration

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

Enroll and launch the course: A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders.
MLA CE Credit

This course is worth 4 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 Advanced 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 A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders. 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.
Course Developers

Rebecca Hamilton, MLIS
State Librarian
State Library of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA

Diane Brown, MLIS
Deputy State Librarian
State Library of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA

This course 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. The course was updated in 2016.
For questions or concerns about a course, please contact the Disaster Information Management Research Center at dimrc@nlm.nih.gov