CPHSLA Emergency Preparedness Liaison
This award supports NN/LM MAR emergency preparedness liaison training for Cynthia McClellan. MAR has designated regional emergency preparedness liaisons, who are involved in either local chapters or library groups. This allows for a natural communication mechanism. Liaison roles are as follows: Role 1: Liaisons will play a communications role since they have state connections through their regional library community. MAR will rely on liaisons to use such communication channels to promote NLM and NN/LM emergency preparedness and disaster information courses. MAR will call upon liaisons to assist in arranging such classes in their state, either in-person or online. Role 2: Liaisons will promote the 'buddy' system. Liaisons will be the contact person in their respective state, so that if a library needs assistance, the liaison will report to MAR and try to locate a library to assist and serve as a back-up. In the event of a local or regional disaster, MAR will rely on liaisons to report the status of libraries in their respective state. Role 3: Liaisons will promote roles librarians can play in emergency preparedness outreach to their community, public health workforce, first responders, etc. Liaisons will be encouraged to solicit MAR funding to support such outreach projects.