Disaster/Emergency Management for Information Professionals

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Ana D. Cleveland, PhD, AHIP, FMLA at ana.cleveland@unt.edu

Introduction to disaster planning for information agencies, meeting the disaster/emergency information
needs of first responders, clinicians, victims, public health professionals, and the public, and developing outreach programs for those impacted by disasters/emergencies.

Resource URL: [Pending] 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe basic concepts and terminology related to disasters/emergencies.
2. Characterize information behaviors of the populations involved in disasters/emergencies.
3. Describe the organizations involved in disaster/emergency management from global to local.
4. Describe the information resources, systems, and technology related to disasters/emergencies
(e.g. alert systems, surveillance, social media, etc.)
5. Explain the role of information professionals in disasters/emergencies, including networking and
information sharing.
6. Design an outreach program on disaster/emergency issues for responders and the public.
7. Describe disaster/emergency planning issues in relation to libraries, families, and individuals.
8. Identify trends in disaster/emergency management


Weeks 1 & 2 - Module 1: Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Management (PowerPoint lectures, videos, readings)

Weeks 3 & 4 - Module 2: Disaster Informatics (PowerPoint lectures, videos, readings, synchronous session)

Weeks 5 & 6 - Module 3: Disaster Research, Organizations, and Information Management (PowerPoint lectures, videos, readings)

Weeks 7, 8, & 9 - Module 4: Information Professionals and Disaster and Emergency Management (PowerPoint lectures, videos, readings, synchronous session)

Weeks 10, 11, 12, & 13 - Module 5: Disaster and Emergency Planning (PowerPoint lectures, videos, readings)

Week 14 & 15 - Module 6: Trends and Course Summary (PowerPoint lectures, videos, readings)

MLA CE Credits: 24