13th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International

2.3

Rethinking Collection Development in Disaster Mental Health: An ĎAll Hazardsí Model

Ardis Hanson, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) Research Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

The connection between weather and mental health is bound up in acute and long-term care and treatment of suddenly vulnerable populations, whether they are in-place survivors, displaced persons, or refugees. The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) Research Library/ University of South Florida Library System has undertaken a collection focus on disaster mental health. We re-examined the traditional models of collection development and chosen instead to frame our collection development initiative around an Ďall hazards' model, that allows us to proceed within both a national and international framework. The scope of the collection includes titles pertaining to the nature, causes, prevention, mitigation of and response to different types of disaster threats, with a particular focus on their psychosocial aspects. It also includes the nature, causes, prevention, mitigation of and response to mental, emotional, health-related and behavioral conditions that are associated with or arise from disaster events and their affected populations as well as research, measurement and analytic methods for studying them.

Session 2, Information Resources and Knowledge Collaboration
Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 4:00 PM-4:45 PM, B312

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