The Message Library USER GUIDE h5p://infoasaid.org/message-‐library
Message Library • A dynamic web-‐based tool • All messages are generic • Acts as a reference to what can be communicated to populaFons in an emergency • Messages should not be used word for word • Can be changed, edited and added to whenever the need arises
InformaFon icons You can ﬁnd out more informaFon on diﬀerent secFons of the library by clicking on ‘show’ under any one of the three icons
Accessing the message library Using Quick Search 1. Type in a key word, eg “diarrhoea”. All messages containing that word will appear highlighted in yellow. The list includes messages related to diﬀerent sectors. 2. Choose the message you want, then click on the red text to access the message itself. 3. The message contains addiFonal informaFon such as type of message, source, target audience and at-‐risk group. It may also include links to communicaFon materials from past emergencies
Accessing the message library Using Advanced Search 1. Choose to see list either alphabecally or by sector 2. Select an issue in the drop down box. All corresponding threats will then appear in the next drop down box ‘threat’. Eg Choose ‘Child Health’ as the ‘Issue’. You will see that ARIs, Diarrhoea, Malaria, Measles, and Poor neo-‐ natal health appear as ‘threats’ in the drop down menu. Every selecFon you make in the four drop down boxes will act as a ﬁlter for the list of messages that appear below.
StarFng a new search To start a new search, either click on “remove” under Currently Selected Criteria or the ‘Reset search’ bu5on
SensiFve messages SensiFve messages are colour coded. A Red exclamaon mark means highly sensiFve; orange means moderately sensiFve. For example: -‐ Type in ‘Gender-‐based violence’ in the quick search box -‐ Click on the ﬁrst message – Importance of seeking medical care post rape -‐ The ﬁrst message has an orange warning. -‐ The second has a red warning which restricts access to message content unFl you have answered the prompts and clicked on ‘I understand’ -‐ AddiFonal guidance is wri5en under the message.
Resources The Resources column shows examples from past emergencies. -‐ For example, type in Mines -‐ You can see samples of posters in the Resources column -‐ Click on the message -‐ The samples appear at the bo5om of the relevant message
Get involved To send in feedback, examples from past emergencies or suggesFons for new content, use the GET INVOLVED secFon or write to email@example.com