Click on the image above to view the article that Susan Yowell and Dan Wilson wrote about roles for libraries and people that work for libraries in supporting community disaster resilience. The article appeared in the Jul/Aug 2013 edition of Information Outlook: The Magazine of the Special Libraries Association. Please send comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a great resource for deciding when to evacuate and when to shelter in place, and it can easily be customized for use at your library. Post it to inform patrons and staff, and also use it as a tool for carrying out drills with your public services staff. (Check with your safety officials first to ensure that it complies with their procedures.) Kudos to the staff at the University of Virginia Office of Emergency Preparedness for putting it together. Click on the image above to see the entire page.
Renae Barger, Executive Director, NN/LM Mid Atlantic Region; Mary Chute, New Jersey State Librarian
Pat Tumulty, executive director of the NJLA; Renae Barger, NN/LM MAR; Barbara Lilley, New York State Library; Mary Chute, New Jersey State Librarian; Cheryl O’Connor, Executive Director of LibraryLinkNJ; Michele Stricker, Associate Director of Library Support Services, NJSL & Certifed Preservation Management Consultant
Barbara Lilley, New York State Library
Michele Stricker, Associate Director of Library Support Services, NJSL & Certifed Preservation Management Consultant; Dan Wilson, Coordinator of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative
Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center; Renae Barger, Executive Director, NN/LM MAR; George DiFerdinando, Director, NJ Center for Pub. Health Preparedness; Beth Hassek: Medical Reserve Corps; Wayne Jones, Disaster Coordinator of the NJ United Methodist Church; Alan Z Aiches: FEMA; Cathy McCann: NJ Volunteers Active in Disasters (VOAD); Mary Chute, New Jersey State Librarian; (Not pictured: Tim Settles, American Red Cross)
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