A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders
 Course ID: 1050142
 Format: Webstream/Archived Webcast (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
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 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
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Course Description:

A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders

This class prepares librarians on how to work with local responders: public safety, fire/rescue, public health department, local health care facilities, and emergency planners.

Libraries have a critical role to play in disaster preparation and recovery (command centers, communication centers, Internet information centers for health information, government updates, etc.) but need a seat at the table with the right people, and they need to have something to offer. During and after a disaster is not the time for libraries to learn how to work with local, state, and federal responders. The time to build and develop these relationships is before a disaster strikes. It is critical to have a seat at the table before, during, and after a disaster. This session will cover the basics of initiating and developing relationships with all relevant local, state, and federal officials and agencies as well as with emergency responders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the different roles played by local, state, and federal government and associated entities;
  • Confidently and competently develop relationships that will lead to a seat at the table before, during, and after a disaster;
  • Understand the non traditional critical roles that a library should play during a disaster; and
  • Use the toolkit provided to identify library competencies and stakeholder needs in order to get a seat at the table.

About the Disaster Information Specialization Certificate

The Medical Library Association (MLA) awards a certificate for completion of courses and other activities as part of the Disaster Information Specialization Program.
Subject Area(s):
General Public Health
Health / Risk Communications
Preparedness & Response
Emergency Management
Healthcare
Public Safety
Audience(s):
Emergency Responders / Receivers
Public Health
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Services
Hazardous Materials Personnel
Healthcare
Background/Role(s):
Administrative Support Staff
Administrators / Directors / Managers
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Government / Community Leader
Senior Level-non supervisory staff
Volunteer
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities:
2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities:
Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies:
Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Description:
Name: Robin Taylor
Phone: 301-827-6725
email: robin.taylor@nih.gov
URL:
Description:
Name: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell
Phone: 301-496-2742
email: siobhan.champ-blackwell@nih.gov
URL:
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This site was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number, NU90TP000545, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.