* CMHSL liaison to the UVA Health Emergency Planning & Response Workgroup
* Coordinator of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative (2007-2014)
Publications and Presentations:
Elmore CE, Acharya SC, Dulal S, Enneking-Norton F, Hamal PK, Kattel R, Maurer MA, Paudel D, Paudel BD, Shilpakar R, Shrestha DS, Thapa U, Wilson DT, LeBaron V. Building a 'Virtual Library': continuing a global collaboration to strengthen research capacity within Nepal and other low- and middle-income countries. Glob Health Action. 2022 Dec 31;15(1):2112415. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2022.2112415. PMID: 36200469.
Guest Panelist, Inclusive Disaster Planning: Considering the Needs of People with Disabilities, NNLM webinar, September 27, 2022.
Facilitated a webinar entitled, Communications & Continuity of Operations During a Disaster, for the Southeastern NY Library Resource Counsel, February 2022.
Facilitated two-part webinar designed to partner libraries from two different regions of the NNLM (PNR and SE/A) to promote disaster preparedness and facilitate disaster response. Jan/Feb 2021.
Guest Speaker: Zoom presentation of Continuity of Operations Planning in the Shadow of a Pandemic for New Jersey State Library's Navigating the New Normal webinar series, September 15, 2020
Facilitated the NN/LM MAR Libraries Disaster Planning Summit, Disaster Recovery for Delaware: Exploring Potential Partnerships Among Emergency Planners, First Responders, Librarians and Others, Dover, DE, February 28, 2017
Facilitated Community Resilience and Disaster Planning workshop, Suffolk County Library System, Bellport, NY. April 24, 2017.
Facilitated the NN/LM PNR Montana State Library Disaster Summit, Helena, MT, Oct. 24, 2016
Contributed Paper: Aligning Library Customer Service with a Core Initiative of the Health System, MAC/MLA, Philadelphia, PA, September 27, 2016
Guest Speaker, Public Library Association Mtg., Denver, CO, April 7, 2016
Facilitated NEFLIN Disaster Summit, Jacksonville, FL, March 29, 2016
Guest Speaker, Pathway to Normalcy: Partnering with Emergency Planners to Promote Community Resilience, Annual New York Library Association Meeting, Sept. 2015.
Facilitated the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Summit, Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 10, 2015
Facilitated the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Summit, Durham, NC, April 6, 2015
Facilitated the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Summit, State College, PA, Nov. 4, 2014
Book: Halsted, D, Clifton, S., Wilson, D. Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning Response, and Recovery. (2014) Chicago, IL. Neal-Schuman
Facilitated the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Summit, Charlottesville, VA, May 6, 2014.
Facilitated the NN/LM Disaster Summit, Worcester, MA, November 22, 2013.
Presented at an ALA Preconference: Ports in a Storm: Your Library as a Disaster Recovery Center Chicago, IL, April 28, 2013.
Presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 11, 2013.
Facilitated the NN/LM/New Jersey State Library EP&R Summit, Eatontown, NJ, April 8, 2013.
Facilitated the NN/LM Earthquake Summit in Seattle, WA, March 26, 2013.
Facilitated the NN/LM Disaster Communications Summit in Chicago, IL, March 7, 2013.
Facilitated the NN/LM Power Outage Summit in Washington, DC, September 5, 2012.
Facilitated the NN/LM Earthquake Summit in San Francisco, CA, March 6, 2012.
Facilitated the NN/LM Hurricane Summit in Miami, Florida, February 8, 2012.
Contributed Paper: "Partnering with Your State Library to Provide Outreach Services to Public Libraries and Community Agencies" Dan Wilson, Susan Yowell, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, and Cindy Church, The Library of Virginia MAC/MLA Conference, October 2011
Texas Library Association Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, April 22, 2011. Presented and participated as a member of a panel discussion on "Library Disaster and Continuity of Operations Planning."
Disaster Information Outreach Symposium, Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine, March 28-29, 2011. Presented, as an invited speaker, "Going After Barriers:Experiences of the NN/LM National Emergency Preparedness & R
District of Columbia Area Health Sciences Libraries Meeting, March 27, 2011.Presented NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative activities and facilitated discussion.
"What About the Library? The Value of Libraries Before and After a Disaster," Richmond, Christiansburg, and Hampton, VA, October and November, 2010.With the Library of Virginia and sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, facilitated th
"A 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning." Invited speaker at a program offered for North Carolina AHEC librarians and hospital emergency preparedness administrators, Raleigh and Charlotte, March 2010.
"Status of the NN/LM National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative." Invited at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 2009.
"A 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning." Invited speaker at the Mid Continental Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Breckenridge, Colorado, September 2009.
Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Annual Community Forum, July 2009 Invited speaker, to present NN/LM's Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan, highlighting the back-up ILL procedures developed between the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the Univ
Train-the-trainer sessions, "A 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Plan," Spring 2009 Developed curriculum and instructional model for NN/LM's service continuity model, presented training to NN/LM staff nationwide.
2009 ILLiad International Conference, March 2009 Presented, with Melanie Norton, on ILL back-up arrangement between the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia and the Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Cha
Taught the "A 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning" on behalf of NN/LM Presented virtual classes to NN/LM members in the Pacific Northwest Region, Pacific Southwest Region, Mid-Continental Region, and Mid-Atlantic Region
University of Virginia Emergency Preparedness Forum, October 2008 Addressed initial meeting of emergency planners from all departments at the University of Virginia, giving an overview of emergency preparedness at the UVa Health Sciences Library as well a
Maine Health Science Libraries Information Consortium (HSLIC), June 6, 2008 Presented overview of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan to the HSLIC annual meeting.
Consortium of Biomedical Libraries in the South (CONBLS), April 2008, Johnson City, TN As keynote speaker, presented overview of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan to the CONBLS bi-annual retreat.
NN/LM Regional Office visits and training, Spring 2008 Between February and June, visited each of the eight NN/LM Regional offices to introduce the plan and provide training for the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan.
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, October 2007 Poster Presentation: "Resourceful Blogging: a Fresh Ingredient in the Recipe for Information Sharing," co-presented with Susan Yowell. The poster featured using the Disas
Tennessee Health Sciences Library Association Meeting, September 2007 Hired as a consultant to coordinate and present a day-and-a-half program on emergency preparedness.
NN/LM SE/A Regional Webcast, June 2007 Presented "Promoting Readiness in the SE/A Region: What Your RML is Doing to Help Mitigate Disasters," to hospital librarians.
Association of North Carolina Health Sciences Libraries Meeting, June 2007 Presented "Promoting Readiness in the SE/A Region: What Your RML is Doing to Help Mitigate Disasters," at their spring meeting in Raleigh, NC.
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2007 Poster Presentation: "Disaster Planning: the Keystone of a Business Continuity Plan for Your Library," co-presented with Susan Yowell.
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, October 2006 Poster Presentation: "Weathering an Uncertain Future: 10 Tips for Planning and Developing an Effective Disaster Response," co-presented with Susan Yowell.
Medical Library Association Meeting, May 2006 Poster Presentation: "Preparing for a Disaster: Taking a Leadership Role in Creating a Comprehensive Disaster Plan for Your Library," co-presented with Susan Yowell.
Medical Reference Services Quarterly, Summer Issue, 2008 Co-authored with Susan Yowell article entitled "Resourceful Blogging: Using a Blog as an Information Sharing Resource," which featured the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit.
Journal of Hospital Librarianship, co-authored with Susan Yowell and Ruth Holst, "Take Ten: A Ten-Step Approach to Emergency Preparedness and Service Continuity," featured the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan's model for service continuity pla
Journal of the Medical Library Association, co-authored with Melanie Norton and Susan Yowell, "Partnering to promote service continuity in the event of an emergency: a successful collaboration between two Interlibrary Loan departments
Master of Library Sciences at the State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo in 1982
B.A. in History at Bloomsburg State College in 1981
Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA. Sponsored by ACRL, Summer 2005
UVA Leadership in Academic Matters (LAM) - faculty development opportunity focused on supporting those who have demonstrated leadership characteristics and future potential.