Register Now! MAR Online Classes on Emergency Preparednessand Disaster Recovery
What will you do in the event of an emergency or disaster at your library? Register now for MAR’s free online classes to learn about disaster preparedness and recovery.
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Service Continuity Planning
An emergency can be as wide-scale as a hurricane or as local as a burst pipe in the book stacks. Do you know how to ensure the continuation of your primary services and access to your primary resources in the event of an emergency at your library? Learn (and share) strategies during this 90 minute class. Dan Wilson, Coordinator, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness Project, will present a simple, relatively quick, approach to creating a service continuity plan.
Dan Wilson is Associate Director for Collection Management and Access Services at University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.
Thursday, March 26, 10-11:30 am
NEW! Resources for Disaster Response and Preparedness
This course is designed to help librarians identify the key resources they and their users can turn to in the event of an emergency or disaster. Instructor Emily Molanphy will focus on Web sites (FEMA, CDC, etc.), databases (TOXNET, HazLit, QUAKELINE, etc.), blogs and Listservs, as well as resources for mobile devices. Attendees will learn sources for useful information in an emergency; the formats that are easiest to use; and ways to keep up-to-date. Disaster preparedness is a major undertaking-and knowing where to look for information in the event of an emergency is an important step towards readying your institution.
Emily Molanphy is Web Services Librarian at the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, where she also serves on the Disaster Preparedness Team.
Thursday, April 23, 10-11 am