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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.

RESILIENT Workshops

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.

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Watch recordings of the workshops - See the schedule

Join the Disaster Planning Working Group - Register for a meeting. Next session: June 8, 2021, 11-12 ET.

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)

RESILIENT Workshops Schedule 2020 - 2021

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

Be a RESILIENT Library

Six Steps to Becoming a RESILIENT Library
1. Prepare library facility and staff:
Complete the Risk Assessment Planning Worksheet and the Continuity of Operations Plan.
Staff attend the Self-Care webinar.

2. Make a communications plan to keep library website, online resources, and social media accessible and updated.

3. Inform elected officials of your capabilities

4. Develop a relationship with community emergency responders

5. Work with other community partners:
Complete the Learner Guide to Identifying Community Assets.

6. Help prepare your community for a disaster
Read these checklists

About the RESILIENT Workshops project

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.

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
21 South Elting Corners Road | Highland, NY 12528
Phone: (845) 883-9065
www.senylrc.org