Becoming Agents of Community Resilience

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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 danwilson@virginia.edu.

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Evacuate or Shelter in Place?

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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.

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Public Libraries and First Responders: Partners in Emergency Response

This video was produced by the South Central Region of the NN/LM:

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Ports in a Storm was a Great Success!

Click on this URL for a Storified view of tweets made during the conference: http://storify.com/618730/ports-in-a-storm-the-library-as-disaster-recovery?utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co&utm_content=storify-pingback&awesm=sfy.co_gHhF&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter

Here are some pictures:

Renae Barger, Executive Director, NN/LM Mid Atlantic Region; Mary Chute, New Jersey State Librarian

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; Michele Stricker, Associate Director of Library Support Services, NJSL & Certifed Preservation Management Consultant

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 &
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Barbara Lilley, New York State Library

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

Michele Stricker, Associate Director of Library Support Services, NJSL &
Certifed Preservation Management Consultant; Dan Wilson, Coordinator of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative

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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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