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Webinar archive: Fighting Ebola with information

Photo by Phil Moyer
Photo by Phil Moyer

Archived video from the American Library Association (ALA) webinar “Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information: Resources and Search Skills Can Arm Librarians,” is now available. The free webinar teaches participants how to find and share reliable health information on the infectious disease. Librarians from the U.S. National Library of Medicine hosted the interactive webinar. Watch the webinar or download copies of the slides (pdf).

Speakers include:

Siobhan Champ-Blackwell
Siobhan Champ-Blackwell is a librarian with the U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center. She selects material to be added to the NLM disaster medicine grey literature data base and is responsible for the Center’s social media efforts. She has over 10 years of experience in providing training on NLM products and resources.

Elizabeth Norton
Elizabeth Norton is a librarian with the U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center where she has been working to improve online access to disaster health information for the disaster medicine and public health workforce. She has presented on this topic at national and international association meetings and has provided training on disaster health information resources to first responders, educators, and librarians working with the disaster response and public health preparedness communities.

To view past webinars also hosted collaboratively with iPAC, please visit Lib2Gov.

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Jessica McGilvray

Jessica McGilvray is a former member of the Washington Office government relations team.

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  2. There are also good resource pages at the Delaware library system and the CDC web pages. What’s missing though is that while the argument, fever screening may catch people before they become contagious, this is not necessarily true of those with already weak immune systems (like many elderly) – then you do not develop symptoms like fever (which is a reaction of the immune system to fight the disease) and may be contagious long before you rouse any suspicion.

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