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FYI Podcast – Disasters Bring Out the Best in Us – Providing Community Support

by on April 18, 2016

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.

Resources Related to This Podcast:

See information about the “Disasters Bring Out the Best In Us” PLA 2016 Program and download the handouts here.

State Library of New Jersey Disaster Planning 

National Library of Medicine – Disaster Preparedness Links

A Seat at the Table National  — Library of Medicine

Post-disaster Reunification of Children

Health Information on Pandemics from NLM