Dan Wilson, Associate Director for Collections & Library Services at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia Health System, and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Librarian at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), presented “Disasters Bring Out the Best in Us: Providing Community Support When it is Needed Most” at PLA 2016. Here, they discuss, with PLA’s Brendan Dowling, how librarians and libraries are vital resources for the community during disasters, as they are in the best position to verify and disseminate correct information to the community. They provide tips on building partnerships with local agencies so that your library has a plan in place when disaster strikes. Listen here and also find more information at disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov.
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