Ports in a Storm Conference, April 8, in Eatontown, New Jersey

Registration: http://clrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013-04-08-NJSL-Ports-InThe-Storm-Registration-Flyer.pdf

Program

8:30-9:00
Coffee & Continental Breakfast

Welcome & Introductions
9:00-9:30
Mary Chute, New Jersey State Librarian & conference partners

Lessons Learned from Super Storm Sandy
9:30-10:30
-Pat Tumulty, Executive Director of NJLA on advocacy during the storm, and how New Jersey libraries made their case during Hurricane Sandy.

-Barbara Lilley, New York State Library, will speak on the Office of Cultural Education’s coordinated response to Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, before, during and after, and the NYS Library’s outreach efforts to customers, and partnership with NYS Office of Emergency Management.

Break
10:30-10:45 

Ports in a Storm: The Library as Community Emergency Response Center
10:45-12:00 
-Michele Stricker, Associate Director of Library Support Services, NJSL & Certified Preservation Management Consultant
-Dan Wilson, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Coordinator

How libraries can step into emergency response and recovery roles in their community. Information, strategies, and resources will be discussed so that a library of any size may position itself to serve its community as an unofficial disaster recovery center.

Lunch
12:00-1:00 

NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center: Support for librarians providing disaster information outreach to their communities
1:00-2:00 

-Staff from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center, http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov

Learn about training and networking support available for librarians who are interested in disaster information. Includes an overview of the free online disaster health information tools and resources developed by NLM to assist librarians, healthcare providers, first responders and the public.

Disaster Health Information Outreach Projects
2:00-2:15  

-Staff from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center

The Disaster Information Management Research Center and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine have provided funding support for outreach and collaboration projects related to disaster health information. Projects will be highlighted to demonstrate collaborations between librarians and community partners with disaster-related responsibilities.http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.

Community Partners Supporting Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Efforts
2:15-4:30  

-Facilitated by Dan Wilson, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Coordinator

Speakers representing organizations with disaster-related responsibilities will discuss their responsibilities and roles in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, as well as opportunities for library and community involvement to support their efforts.

  • Rev. Wayne Jones, Disaster Coordinator for the Greater NJ Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Dr. George DiFerdinando, Director, NJ Center for Public Health Preparedness
  • Tim Settles: American Red Cross
  • Cathy McCann: New Jersey Volunteers Active in Disasters (VOAD)
  • Beth Hassek: Medical Reserve Corps
  • Alan Z. Aiches:  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Presented by the New Jersey State Library, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region, LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, and New Jersey Library Association

Registration Information: http://clrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013-04-08-NJSL-Ports-InThe-Storm-Registration-Flyer.pdf