The RESILIENT Workshops and related materials were organized and presented by Southeastern New York Library Resources Council with a Health Information Outreach Award from the National Library of Medicine from July 2020 through April 2021. This project helped libraries develop plans to respond to emergencies - besides a pandemic.
The audience for this project are library directors and library managers and staff members from public, academic, hospital, and school libraries in New York and the Southeastern region.
The project has ended, but the resources are still available for use and are being updated periodically. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org about the project or how to use the planning worksheets with your library. (April 2022)
Watch recordings of the workshops - See the schedule
Join the Disaster Planning Working Group - Register for a meeting.
Download worksheets - risk assessment, Continuity of Operations, self care plans - and more. Click the tabs for each workshop.
Find resources for your community - self care, extended electrical outages - and more. Click the tabs for each workshop.
Go further - Complete free, online course from NLM : In Case of Emergencies: Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
Workshop 1: Opening Session: Developing RESILIENT Libraries – Thursday, October 1, 2020, 2-3:30
Workshop 2: Self Care, Self Defense & De-escalation – Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:30-12
Workshop 3: Planning for Extended Electrical Outages – Monday, November 9, 2020, 1-2:30pm
Workshop 4: Communications & Continuity of Operations during a Disaster – Monday, February 22, 2021, 2-3:30pm
Workshop 5: Preventing and Responding to Mold in Your Library – Monday, March 8, 2021, 1-2:30pm
Workshop 6: Planning for Recovery after a Library Disaster – Monday, April 12, 2021, 2-3:30pm
Final Presentation @ SENYCon 2021: Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition: Disaster Planning for Libraries – Friday, April 9, 2021, 12:50-1:10pm
This project will help libraries develop plans to respond to emergencies besides a pandemic. There are three components:
a) support for library staff to receive CE credits from the NLM Disaster Information Specialist Program;
b) self-paced planning modules that combine regional disaster-planning resources and NLM content;
c) a series of online presentations on topics such as crisis communication and the role of libraries during a disaster in their communities.
The audience for this project are library directors, operations managers, and library staff from public, academic, hospital, and school libraries in the Southeastern region. The project begins in August 2020 and will run through April 2021.
The RESILIENT Workshops and related materials are organized and presented by Southeastern New York Library Resources Council with a Health Information Outreach Award from the National Library of Medicine during 2020/2021.
Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.