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RESILIENT Workshops: Planning For Recovery

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.

Attend the webinar - for all library workers

Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Location: Online Via Zoom
Carol McCrossen, The Moffat Library of Washingtonville (RCLS)
Daniela Pulice, Pleasant Valley Library (MHLS)
Liz Potter, Phoenicia Library (MHLS)

Planning for Recovery after a Library Disaster: REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma

Despite the best plans about what to do in the moment you experience a fire or flood or extended power outage, these random events still occur. And then what? The focus of this webinar is about helping libraries plan for recovery after a catastrophic event. This session is structured as a panel discussion with three library directors who have experienced disasters at their libraries. They will briefly explain what happened and then describe how they and their staff transitioned from the immediate response to rebuilding. They will share lessons on what they wished they had known or done before the disaster, what they learned during the rebuilding, and any steps they took to review what happened that inform new plans or policies.

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.

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
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Phone: (845) 883-9065