Forthcoming IFLA Evidence For Global and Disaster Health webinar: Librarian First Responders, 14 March

8 March, 2019

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You are invited to participate in this webinar [14 March 2019] about Librarian First Responders. This event is part of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) [https://www.ifla.org/] Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group (SIG) [https://www.ifla.org/e4gdh] webinar series.

During a disaster, people need access to accurate information and clear, specific instructions to help them act appropriately. Libraries (especially public libraries), in addition to health, fire, and police departments, are community outreach centers and sources of credible information at difficult times. In times of crisis, they can aid in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

As part of the IFLA (Institute During this online session (11.30 am – 12.30 am ET), Feili Tu-Keefner will be discussing her research into the role public librarians have played during times of crisis, and sharing lessons learnt.

Register for the webinar [https://zoom.us/meeting/register/11e51fd65f912ed47c24e00bf0acd2b8]. Check the timezone where you are [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html]. More information about this session is available here [https://www.ifla.org/node/92023]. We hope you can join us.

With best wishes, from,

Caroline

Mrs Caroline De Brún, DipLIS, PhD

Knowledge & Evidence Specialist – South West, Thames Valley, and Wessex

Knowledge & Library Services

Public Health England

HIFA profile: Caroline De Brun is an Information Specialist at Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, UK. Professional interests: health information literacy, information skills, knowledge management, outreach librarianship, patient information. She is a member of the HIFA working group on Libraries and Information Services.

http://www.hifa.org/projects/library-and-information-services

http://www.hifa.org/support/members/caroline

carolinedebrun@yahoo.co.uk