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From the GMR: Invitation to NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit - March 7-8

Dear Network Colleagues

You are invited to register for the NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit in Chicago on March 7-8, 2013. The Summit is being co-sponsored by the Greater Midwest and MidContinental Regions of the NN/LM and registration preference will be given to members from these two regions. This unique one and a half day summit will feature:

* Speakers from libraries and the emergency planning community on roles libraries/librarians can play before, during, and after a disaster, with emphasis on communication strategies

* The MLA CE class: "U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies" which is one of the required courses for the new MLA Disaster Information Specialization

* A hands-on workshop with take-away tools for improving your library's readiness, including a one-page service continuity plan

* Opportunities to network with librarians, community emergency planners, and representatives from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

To register for one or all three parts of the summit, go to: http://goo.gl/z248J

The GMR will be providing Professional Development awards for up to 20 GMR Network members to attend.


Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Fax: 312-996-2226

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