[Libs-Or] Webinar: Fighting Ebola with information

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 18:19:41 PDT 2014


Webinar: Fighting Ebola with information
Posted on September 29, 2014
by jmcgilvray <http://www.districtdispatch.org/author/jmcgilvray/>

Recent outbreaks across the globe and in the U.S. have increased public
awareness of the potential public health impacts of infectious diseases. As
a result, many librarians are assisting their patrons in finding credible
information sources on topics such as Ebola, Chikungunya and pandemic

The American Library Association (ALA) is encouraging librarians to
participate in “Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information:
Resources and Search Skills Can Arm Librarians
a free webinar that will teach participants how to find and share reliable
health information. Librarians from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
will host the interactive webinar, which takes place on Tuesday, October
14, 2014, from 2–3:00p.m. Eastern.

Speakers include:

*Siobhan Champ-Blackwell*
Siobhan Champ-Blackwell is a librarian with the U.S. National Library of
Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center. She selects
material to be added to the NLM disaster medicine grey literature data base
and is responsible for the Center’s social media efforts. She has over 10
years of experience in providing training on NLM products and resources.

*Elizabeth Norton*
Elizabeth Norton is a librarian with the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Disaster Information Management Research Center where she has been working
to improve online access to disaster health information for the disaster
medicine and public health workforce. She has presented on this topic at
national and international association meetings and has provided training
on disaster health information resources to first responders, educators,
and librarians working with the disaster response and public health
preparedness communities.

*Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014*
* Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern*
* Register for the free event*

If you cannot attend this live session, a recorded archive will be
available to view at your convenience. To view past webinars also hosted
collaboratively with iPAC <http://ipac.umd.edu/>, please visit Lib2Gov.org


*Diedre Conkling*

*Lincoln County Library DistrictP.O. Box 2027Newport, OR 97365Phone & Fax:
541-265-3066Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*
<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
*Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

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