There are many resources about the process for creating a disaster plan for your library. These are three comprehensive sources that have guides, worksheets, slides, and videos.
FEMA Region 2 - New York is covered in this region. Preparedness webinars
Disaster Preparation and Recovery (MEDLINE Plus)
Make a Plan (ready.gov)
Special Populations: Emergency & Disaster Preparedness (HHS)
Protect Yourself & Your Loved Ones (CDC)
How to Prepare for Emergencies (American Red Cross)
Pet Safety in Emergencies (CDC)
Be Prepared for a Cyberattck (ready.gov)
Workshop 1: Developing RESILIENT Libraries
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Location: Online Via Zoom
Trainer:Michele Stricker, New Jersey State Library
We’re in the middle of a pandemic - so join us for a webinar on planning for emergencies and disasters in libraries! All of your pandemic policies are in place, but when was the last time you updated your plumbing diagram and IT inventory list? The webinar blends presentations with breakout discussions. Handouts include a one-page disaster preparedness plan and a risk management matrix. Learn about the differences between risks, emergencies, and disasters and how all types of libraries can help their communities be more resilient before - and after - a disaster.
Michele Stricker is the Deputy State Librarian of Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library where she is responsible for library trustee and director education and training, strategic planning, preservation best practices for special collections, disaster preparedness, and community resiliency. In addition to an MLIS from Rutgers University, she has an MFA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, and an MA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2019, she was selected as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.
This event is free and open to all library workers.
All participants will receive a certificate for CE Credit
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.