Putting Libraries on the Map: A Protype for Location-Based Literature Collections
At the Natural Hazards Center, we’re always looking for ways to make our vast collection of resources more useful to the hazards community. With that in mind, we submitted this entry to the Knight News Challenge in hopes of funding our next great idea. We’d love for you to take a look, offer feedback, and let Knight know how our plan to provide map-based disaster information would benefit the hazards community.
Supporting the Supporters
This Winston Churchill Fellowship report by Jolie Wills of the New Zealand Red Cross examines the reality of those working in support roles during long-term disaster recovery. After conducting numerous interviews with individuals at all levels of disaster support, Wills has developed 12 principles to make sure those called on to continuously provide support to their communities are equally supported in return.
Public health workers will get schooled (in a good way) when they visit this site, dedicated to providing free courses on topics relevant to the field. TRAIN offers thousands of courses available on a variety of platforms, so public health professionals can easily keep their education current or learn about new topics. And with a national site and network of affiliates, the TRAIN users can learn as broadly or specifically as they’d like. Continuing Education Units are also available and the course offerings are easy to search, so start learning even more today.
Global Defense Security Index on Climate Change
This newly updated index by the American Security Project takes a country-by-country look at how nations around the world view climate change in the context of national security and their plans for addressing it. With easy-to-read summaries and full text reports, the index is a great resource for gauging the link between climate and security.
Resilience at the National Academies
This website is one-stop shopping for the many National Academies activities related to resilience. Visitors will find books, websites, workshops, and videos all categorized in easy-to-find topic areas such as natural hazards, critical infrastructure, health and pandemics, and terrorism.