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SENYLRC Webinar: Developing RESILIENT Libraries

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Developing RESILIENT Libraries: REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma

About the presentation:

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.

About the presenter:

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

Register @ SENYLRC

About the series:

This presentation is the first in a series of webinars to 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 Schedule
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 emergencies and disasters: Infrastructure – Nov 2020
Workshop 4: Planning for emergencies and disasters: Public Health – Dec 2020
Workshop 5: Communication skills and disaster communication plans – Jan 2021
Workshop 6: Wrap-up – Participant presentations – Feb 2021

These workshops are organized by Southeastern New York Library Resources Council with a Health Information Outreach Award from the National Library of Medicine. 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.


October 1
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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