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RESILIENT Workshops: REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma

The RESILIENT Workshops (REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma) present a curriculum of self-paced learning and online workshops curated from existing federal and state materials that will support and empower library staff and improve library resiliency in the preparation, response, and recovery phases of an emergency or disaster in their libraries or communities. The immediate outcomes of this project will be: 1) that library staff will learn or improve their knowledge and skills for self-care and communication and will be able to identify and share the freely available resources on health, mental health, and disaster planning resources from NLM and other federal and state agencies; and 2) that library directors / operations managers will develop plans for two types of emergencies and disasters in their libraries and communities and will develop a communication plan for emergencies and disasters. The project will be led by Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (Southeastern), a non-profit library consortium located sixty miles north of New York City that has served libraries, library systems, and institutions with library or archival holdings across an eight-county area for more than fifty years. We anticipate this project will directly impact 200 people. However, participants’ increase in knowledge and skills will have an exponentially positive impact on the communities of participating libraries before, during, and after emergencies or disasters.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Men
Seniors
Women
Rural
Suburban
All of Us
African Americans or Black
Asian
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Library or information professional
Project Lead:
Sarah Holsted
Funding Source: 
MAR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$19853
Funding Period:
Jun 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded