Tips from the Presenter (Tim Hayes, Central Hudson)
Electric Utilities Listing (NY DPS)
Examples of Library Power Outage Procedures (links are PDFs; mouse over library name)
Power Outage preparation (Ready.gov-FEMA)
Family Emergency Information Handbook (NY Homeland Security and Emergency Services)
Health Emergency Card for Families (Healthy NY)
Date: Monday, November 9, 2020
Location: Online Via Zoom
Trainers: Timothy Hayes, Senior Director, Central Hudson
Planning for Extended Electrical Outages: REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma
There is never a good time for an extended electrical outage, regardless of the reason: ice storm, tropical storm, or a wayward squirrel. In the middle of a pandemic, fewer patrons are able to shelter in our libraries, but patrons’ ability to access online resources and services from the library is just as important as being able to use the library space. This webinar will explore how a critical piece of our infrastructure, the electrical grid, prepares for emergencies and how libraries can adopt and adapt those planning strategies. The presenter will discuss the impact of different weather events and the role libraries can play in preparation and recovery. There will be planning handouts for attendees and resource lists to share with patrons.
This event is free and open to all library workers.
All participants will receive a certificate for CE Credit.
The webinar will be recorded.
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.