Collaborating with Public Librarians to Promote Emergency Preparedness and Safety Awareness

Gediminas Paulaitis, Emily Vardell, Jennifer Shipley

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Abstract

The Louis Calder Memorial Library received an Express Community Day Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) to partner with the Miami-Dade County Public Library librarians to promote emergency preparedness and safety awareness. Named Safety Fair: Keep Your Family Safe - Emergency Preparedness at Home and Away, the events improved the public librarians' knowledge of NN/LM resources, such as TOXNET, MedlinePlus®, ToxTown®, ToxMystery®, and WISER®, as well as university-created resources. A train-the-trainer program was also implemented for the public librarians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-321
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

Keywords

  • Emergency preparedness
  • health sciences libraries
  • medical libraries
  • MedlinePlus
  • outreach
  • public libraries
  • safety awareness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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