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Join us for the Disaster Information Outreach Symposium: March 29-30, 2011

"NLM Announces Disaster Information Outreach Symposium, March 29 - 30, 2011"

Tuesday, March 29, through Wednesday, March 30, the National Library of Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health, will host the Disaster Information Outreach Symposium. This event is for and about information professionals meeting disaster information needs.

Presentations will feature research results, project reports, and personal experiences of librarians active in managing health information and other library resources to improve disaster outcomes. Librarians' actions in response to the H1N1 influenza outbreak, the Haiti earthquake, major U.S. hurricanes, and local emergency events will illustrate practical ways to be involved. Speakers will discuss the online resources, communications, social media, and NLM programs that support responders' abilities to make well-informed decisions and communicate health messages to the public. There will be updates on the development of disaster information competencies and a new disaster information specialization being developed by the Medical Library Association.

Please note that registration is required to attend this free event in person. The event will also be Webcast and freely available for viewing at //   

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