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NN/LM EP&R summits take place anywhere from large cities to small towns and are designed to bring together librarians and emergency planners.  A typical summit will include morning panel discussions with emergency planners and an afternoon library disaster readiness workshop, such as 10-Step Approach to Disaster Readiness.

The 10-Step Approach to Disaster Readiness workshop presents an overview of ways to improve library disaster readiness.  While the focus of the class is on enabling libraries to maintain their information services to their patrons in the event of an emergency or disaster, the class also includes information about developing basic personal safety procedures as well as how to get help to mitigate the damage to collections after a disaster.

An advanced workshop, called OPAL (One Page All Libraries) Advanced, is also available.  OPAL Advanced is designed for libraries who have a one page plan and would like to create a readiness culture for their library.  The OPAL Advanced workshop is often a follow-up to the 10-Steps to Disaster Readiness workshop.

If you are interested in hosting a summit and/or workshop, please contact Dan Wilson ( 434-924-0193) or your regional NN/LM office (1-800-338-7657).

Here are some libraries we’ve worked with in the past year:
Washington County Free Library (Maryland)
West Deptford Public Library (New Jersey)
Eastern Shore Regional Library (Maryland)
Frederick County Public Libraries (Maryland)
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Virginia)
New Jersey State Library

Upcoming NN/LM EP&R Summits:
Frederick, Maryland: Thursday, September 18th
Easton, Maryland: Monday, October 27th
State College, Pennsylvania: Tuesday, November 4th

Past Summit Reports:
San Francisco, CA
Miami, FL
Hagerstown, MD
Charlottesville, VA
Worcester, MA

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