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RESILIENT Workshops: Electric Outage

The RESILIENT Workshops will support and empower library staff and improve library resiliency in the preparation, response, and recovery phases of an emergency or disaster in their libraries or communities.

Webinar Recording - Planning for Extended Electrical Outages

Have a Plan for Extended Electrical Outages - Worksheets for Libraries

Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19 (CDC)

Tips from the Presenter (Tim Hayes, Central Hudson)

  1. Have a plan.
  2. Think about it in advance.
  3. Have the right numbers in your cell phone.
  4. check / change your flashlight batteries on the same schedule as your smoke detectors.
  5. Don't try to do something for the first time in the middle of an electrical outage, such as start your generator in your living room or snow blower in the kitchen.

Attend the webinar - for all library workers

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020
Time: 1pm-2:30pm
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.

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