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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 amigos@amigos.org for more information. For emergency recovery and response assistance, call 972-340-2844 or 469-223-4900 (after hours).
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Program
    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.