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Disaster Management Courses in the Open Access Environment - a Selection: MLA Disaster Information Specialization

COURSE TYPE

MLA DISASTER INFORMATION SPECIALIZATION

DISASTER INFORMATION SPECIALIZATION​

http://www.mlanet.org/page/disaster-information-specialization

https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/trainingresources.html

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PROVIDER

Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601-7246
Phone 312.419.9094
Fax 312.419.8950
websupport@mail.mlahq.org

ACHIEVEMENT

MLA continuing education credits and a certificate of achievement
There is a modest fee for reviewing applications and granting certificates.
 

NOTE:  All specialization courses are offered at no cost.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The MLA Disaster Information Specialization provides training and recognition for librarians and other professionals who rely on information for their work in disaster preparedness and response.

The specialization, developed by MLA and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), trains professionals to access, use, and manage information to support their institutions and communities in planning for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters.

*** All specialization courses are offered at no cost. 
There is a modest fee for reviewing applications and granting certificates.

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

SOURCE: https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/trainingresources.html
MLA Disaster Information Specialization Certificate

The MLA awards a disaster information specialization certificate for completion of a series of courses and other activities.

Basic Level

The Basic Level requires 15 CE credits of training.

Required courses (descriptions below):

Elective courses:

You have three years to gather the credits needed to apply for the Basic Level of the Specialization. The Basic Level is valid for three years. To keep your Specialization valid, you must take eight credits every three years.

We recommend that individuals with the Basic Specialization use their three years to acquire the Advanced Level Specialization instead of maintaining Basic Level status. This requires only 12 more credits.

Advanced Level

The Advanced Level require a total of 27 CE credits:

You can complete all the Advanced Level requirements in three years, or you can complete the Basic requirements in three years and take up to an additional three years to take 12 more credits for an Advanced Level.

You have three years to gather the credits needed to apply for the Advanced Level of the Specialization. The Advanced Level is valid for three years. To keep your Advanced Level of the Specialization valid, you must take eight CE credits every three years.

Basic Level Required Courses
  • Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics
    Provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery. (3 MLA CE credits)
  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS): An Introduction
    Introduces and provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. The course is available online at no cost from FEMA.
  • IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
    Describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is a standardized approach to incident management. The course is available online at no cost from FEMA.
Additional CE Options

For the Basic Level certificate, complete six additional CE credits from the courses below.

If you have the Basic Level certificate, complete 12 additional CE credits for your Advanced Level certificate.

LOCATING ADDITIONAL COURSES

Locating Additional Courses

Additional courses can be located at the resources listed below. If you want to receive MLA CE credit for the courses below, fill out an Individual Participant Request (IPR) form from MLA.