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RESILIENT Workshops: Disaster Info Specialist

The RESILIENT Workshops will support and empower library staff and improve library resiliency in the preparation, response, and recovery phases of an emergency or disaster in their libraries or communities.

Disaster Information Specialist Program

The Medical Library Association (MLA) teamed up with the Disaster Information Management Research Center at NLM to develop free courses on identifying, using, and sharing disaster health information. These courses can be mixed and matched into a customized learning path that leads to Disaster Information Specialization: Basic Level Certificate. True to the project theme of "Ready, Steady in the Library," these courses will help library staff build skills and a knowledge base, making them a resource in their libraries and their communities BEFORE a disaster occurs.

What: Disaster Information Specialization: Basic Level Certificate

Who: Anyone can take the courses. The audience for the materials is: Librarians, library staff, informationists, and information professionals, including those affiliated with medical, public, academic, special or any other types of libraries.

When: Now! Courses are online and self-paced. Each one can be completed in 2-3 hours. All courses that count towards the Basic Level Certificate must be completed by Monday, April 19, 2021, 5 p.m. ET.

How: Register for courses in the Disaster Information Specialist Program.

How much?:All courses are free. Once you complete the courses (with appropriate documentation), you are eligible to apply for certification from MLA. The application fee costs $55 for MLA members and $75 for non-MLA members. Southeastern will use NNLM grant funds to pay the application fees for up to 20 library staff members.

How do I begin? Learn more about the courses and Complete the registration

More details

MLA Disaster Information Specialization: Basic Level Certificate - 15 CE credits of training
Required Courses 9 CE credits

Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics
(3 MLA CE credits)

IS-700.B An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

IS-100.C Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics
Provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery.
3 MLA CE credits
Duration: 2-3 hours

IS-700.B An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Introduces and provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a comprehensive approach to guide government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. The course is available online at no cost from FEMA.
3 CE credits
Duration: 3.5 hours

IS-100.B Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
Describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is a standardized approach to incident management. The course is available online at no cost from FEMA.

   

 

About

The RESILIENT Workshops and related materials are organized and presented by Southeastern New York Library Resources Council with a Health Information Outreach Award from the National Library of Medicine during 2020/2021.
Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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