Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon: Serving disaster information needs

Edit: Transcript available at http://bit.ly/13lrh06 

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What do you do when your library is impacted by events, such as this week's tragedy at the Boston marathon (edit: and West, TX chemical explosion...) that had hospital and public librarians in the area reeling?

Join us on Thursday, April 18th at 9pm Eastern time on Twitter for the #medlibs chat to discuss this with the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (@NLM_DIMRC), which is a great place to start looking for tools and information to supplement your local resources and services. We will also have Myrna Morales (@SeerGenius) and Michelle Eberle (@MichelleEberle) from the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, who were both at the Boston Marathon. NN/LM can work with you to partner you up with buddy libraries and help you deal with the emotional impact. You are never alone when a disaster of any level hits.

Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat before? Check out this overview and come on in, we're a supportive community. Your host for the chat (Nikki Dettmar @eagledawg) is happy to answer your questions on how to participate, and you may want to see the information and transcript from our November 5, 2012 chat with DIMRC about Hurricane Sandy as well. We look forward to having you join us!

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