From the GMR: Ebola resources and webinars

***NLM Information Resources for the 2014 Ebola Outbreak***
The updated announcement from NLM features “Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources,” the Emergency Access Initiative, Virus Variation: Ebolavirus Resource, PubMed, Disaster Lit, and MedlinePlus resources on Ebola.
***CDC Ebola Microsite for healthcare workers now available.***
CDC has created an Ebola microsite, a collection of selected web pages, that can be embedded within any website. With a simple embed code, a hospital, health system, library, or health department website administrator can pull in a collection of dozens of CDC pages, a news feed, and a Twitter feed featuring the most current Ebola content, guidance and resources for healthcare practitioners. The content is updated by CDC and requires no updating by the host website. The embed code for this microsite is available in CDC’s new syndication site, the Public Health Media Library,
The Library offers the microsite as well as 60+ Ebola HTML web pages. Images, infographics, videos, and other media are also being added. Instructions, guides to syndicating materials, and access to technical support are readily available on the site.
Upcoming webinars:
***Ebola Outbreak: Managing Health Information Resources***
The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak has resulted in an explosion of information on many aspects of managing the disease from a clinical and public health perspective. This webinar will discuss the nature of information flow during an infectious disease outbreak, with a special focus on Ebola-related resources from the National Library of Medicine.
Thursday, October 9 at 1:30-2:30 pm ET
Presenter: Cindy Love, Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine
To connect: Log into the Adobe Connect session at
Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room”. A box should pop up asking for your phone number. Enter your phone number and the system will call you.
For those who cannot use the call-back feature or can only attend by telephone: Dial-In: 1-888-757-2790; Pass-Code: 745907
***Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information: Resources and Search Skills Can Arm Librarians***
Recent outbreaks across the globe and in the U.S. have made us all aware of potential public health impacts of infectious disease. Librarians find themselves assisting their users in finding credible information sources on topics such as Ebola, Chikungunya and pandemic influenza. Tune into this presentation by librarians at the U.S. National Library of Medicine on how to find and share reliable information.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, from 2-3:00 pm ET
Sponsored by the Libraries and E-Government (Lib2Gov) project of the Information Policy and Access Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland.
Presenters: Elizabeth Norton and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine
Free registration required:
For more about Lib2Gov,

Beth Layton, MLS, MBA, AHIP
Associate Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996-6872 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX


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