Emergency Preparedness & Response
Training Courses for the Disaster Information Specialist Program
The MLA awards a disaster information specialization certificate for completion of a series of courses and other activities. This page from DIMRC links to useful information on classes available.
- Amigos Library Services (AMIGOS)
One of the largest library service networks in the nation, AMIGOS has a membership of over 750 libraries and cultural heritage institutions located primarily in the southwestern United States, which includes Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Its Imaging & Preservation Service (IPS) offers assistance before, during, and after an emergency and conducts workshops to facilitate institutional disaster planning activities. Contact 1-800-843-8482 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For emergency recovery and response assistance, call 972-340-2844 or 469-223-4900 (after hours).
- Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)
WESTPAS is a regional library and archives preservation service new in 2007. Its initial goal is to deliver education and training workshops on disaster preparedness, response, and collection salvage to staff of libraries and archives in 14 participating states and territories. Disaster Assistance consultation is available by calling 888-905-7737.
- Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Training
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.