From the GMR: Use the Professional Development Award to attend the 2011 Disaster Information Outreach Symposium

Hello Network Members,
The GMR currently has Professional Development Awards available for your use. If you are a Librarian, information professional, or an informationist that has found that you need to focus on disaster information the meeting described below may well be worth attending. Our award could be used to support that attendance.
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March 29-30, 2011
Disaster Information Outreach
A symposium for Information Professionals Meeting Disaster Health Information Needs
http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/symposium2011.html
National Library of Medicine
Lister Hill Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
Learn about…
* Tools for providing disaster health information
* Communications and disasters
* Assessing and meeting the information needs of disaster managers and responders
* Using library facilities to support disaster needs during response and recovery
* Workforce development for those interested in disaster information
* Disaster resources for librarians – building a community of practice
* Medical Library Association’s new disaster information specialization
Why attend?
* Network with other disaster-minded information professionals
* Medical Library Association continuing education credit will be offered
* No cost for symposium registration
Registration is currently open. Seats are limited. Attendance is free.
Disaster Information Outreach Symposium – Registration
http://www.orise-registration.org/dimrc/
GMR Professional Development Award
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/profdev/individual/profdevrfp.html
Charniel McDaniels MS
Network Coordinator
National Network Of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1-800-338-7657
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

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