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In Case of Emergencies: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning

This freely available online course defines and describes continuity of operations (COOP) planning and why it is important for libraries to have a continuity plan in case of emergencies. This course also provides a one-page continuity plan template with instructions that librarians or information specialists can use to develop their own plan.


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  •     Describe the function of continuity of operations (COOP) planning
  •     Identify your library’s mission essential functions
  •     Create a one-page Continuity Plan
Class Length: 
4 hours
Continuing Education:

4 MLA CE credits

This class is eligible for Disaster Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

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In Case of Emergencies: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning
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