is the primary contact.
The class examines strategies to assist librarians with preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. Topics include learning how to conduct a basic risk assessment for their libraries and craft a basic emergency preparedness plan including strategies for continuing library services during the emergency; disaster planning models; types of resources available for emergency planning and recovery; relationships with first responders, vendors, and other libraries; and issues related to salvage. Class activities provide the opportunity to discuss and begin developing continuity of service plans and related processes.
|CE Contact Hours:
||Health Sciences Environment and Information Policies, Leadership and Management
Face to Face, RML Offerings
1. Identify risks to their regions and their institutions from natural and human-caused emergencies and disasters
2. Develop a plan for continuation of core library services in the event of an emergency or disaster
3. Know where to obtain help and/or training in collection preservation where applicable
4. Know how to obtain help within their regions or nationwide for assistance in providing continuity of core services following an emergency or disaster
5. Identify advocacy possibilities within both the organization and the community
Introduction and background, overview of class content (15 min)
• Risk assessment - Step 1 (30 min)
• Emergency preparedness measures for librarians - Steps 2-9 (45 min)
• Knowing how to obtain assistance in developing continuity of service - Step 10 (15 min)
• Disaster Struck: Immediate Responses – group case study (15 min)
• Break (15 min)
• Discussion (15 min)
• People and personnel (15 min)
• Knowing your Library (15 min)
• Working Beyond the Library (30 min)
• We’re Back – Now what? Long term response (15 min)
• Wrap Up and evaluation (15 min)
Need for This Course:
Emergency preparedness is an important issue for librarians. The class is designed to address the need for emergency preparedness and response training as expressed by the results of a baseline assessment conducted by NN/LM’s Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) in 2008, as well as to meet one of NN/LM’s stated goals in its strategic planning for 2006-2016 to educate medical librarians to be better prepared to respond to disasters.
The instructional methods used include
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
PowerPoint presentation, additional handouts, case study materials
Classroom setting, computer, projector, PowerPoint program.