Ready, Willing and Enabled: Disaster Preparedness & Response for Libraries

56 %
44 %
Information about Ready, Willing and Enabled: Disaster Preparedness & Response for Libraries

Published on September 23, 2015

Author: MontanaStateLibrary


1. READY, WILLING, & ENABLED Disaster Preparedness & Response for Libraries FallWorkshops, October 2, 2015 Joann Flick, Montana State Library Robin Suzor, MT Department of Public Health & Human Services: Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Burlington County Library, Evesham branch, NJ – after Hurricane Sandy

2. Are you ready? Paris Library, 1910

3. How did you do? Wasatch Front Regional Council, photo: Farmington, Utah

4. A disaster is any event that overwhelms local resources… NY Public Library, 1948

5. What if… Missoula Public Library

6. Library’s role?

7. Table top exercise: 15 minutes  Divide into groups of 3-6 persons each  Packet:  Scenario – what happened, who needs help  Map  Community resources  Decide how your library will respond:  Immediately  Within the first hour  Within the first day, second day, third day…

8. A case study Hurricane Sandy & NJ Libraries

9. Any public library that does not embrace its role as a disaster recovery center in the event of an emergency represents a lost opportunity to provide an essential service to the community – NJ State Library Ports in a Storm – NJ Public Library presentation 2013

10. First Responders – Second Responders Ports in a Storm – NJ Public Library presentation 2013

11. Library = Safe haven

12. Treasures

13. Hurricane Sandy – lessons learned  Have a disaster response plan that is updated annually:  Work with your county emergency planner  Write a one-page continuity of service plan – review that twice per year  Create a response-continuity team  Know shelter locations/resources  Communications plan  Specific resources/services your library can provide  Keep your website/social media accessible  Prioritized list for recovery of valuable & hard-t0-replace materials in your collection  Agreement in place with Belfor, BMS or Munters

14. Hurricane Sandy – lessons learned  Prepare & train staff  At least one evacuation drill per year  Follow with a staff-wide assessment  Include a table-top exercise  Know how to contact staff in an emergency; have them connect with the library as soon as they can  WESPAS – document-book recovery training  Prepare your facility  Be sure your library is in line to get power and Internet access restored ASAP  Stock up – have an emergency kit ready  Know your facility weaknesses – address them  MutualAid agreements with other libraries

15. Hurricane Sandy – lessons learned  Prepare your community  Provide information on disaster planning in your community; help promote disaster preparedness  September is disaster preparedness month  October is fire safety month  Partner with First Responders and emergency planners in your area  Host/attend a CERT training

16. Pediatric issues during a disaster  Temporary safe have  Resources to other shelters in the community: books, toys, programs  Temporary vs. LongTerm shelter procedures  The role of local authorities  Red Cross & FEMA

17. Pediatric issues during a disaster  Unaccompanied minors  Disaster response laws/regulations go into effect during an emergency  Immediately: get an account of what children are at your library; keep track of every single kid  Reunification procedures  Tracking & reporting

18. YOUR STATE LIBRARY  What more should the MSL be doing to help libraries prepare and respond to an emergency?

19. “Lolo was experiencing terrible fires with evacuations. People came to the library to find out the latest information on the situation, were able to use the computers to notify friends and family and I extended the hours to accommodate these folks and help them find community resources. It felt good to be able to help and the community was truly thankful that the library was available to help them through this trying time.” …Erin Casey, Lolo Branch Library Lolo 2014 wildfire Photo: Missoulian

Add a comment

Related pages

Montana State Library FALL WORKSHOPS 2015

Ready Willing & Enabled: Libraries Respond to Disasters Take a check-up on your library's disaster preparedness, learn what to expect from response agencies if
Read more

NN/LM Disaster Ready Initiative » 2007 » June » 01

... a disaster ready culture in our nation's libraries. ... their roles in disaster response. ... enabled me to be more willing to approach ...
Read more

Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal

... Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal ... serve as the only response to Y2K compliance ... Disaster preparedness ...
Read more

By choice or by chance: How the Internet is used to ...

... and share information about emergencies. ... preparedness, response, ... to find ways to engage the technology for disaster preparedness and relief ...
Read more

Case Managers Offer Advice on Handling Mass Shootings ...

General disaster preparedness works well, ... “Most media were ready and willing to play by the ... Drills Pivotal in Mounting Response to Orlando ...
Read more

Nonprofit Groups With An International Focus - ASHA

Nonprofit Groups With An International Focus. ... and who are willing to help collect medications, ... disaster response; disaster preparedness; ...
Read more

Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for ...

Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for ... disabilities in disaster preparedness, response, ... they could be ready for a disaster, ...
Read more

Public Health Preparedness: Evolution Or Revolution?

... health as “ready-fire-aim.” In contrast, public health ... for disaster preparedness ... Public Health Response to West ...
Read more

Using Quality Improvement Methods To Improve Public Health ...

... Health Emergency Preparedness: PREPARE For Pandemic Influenza. ... process enabled the GDPH team to ... Secretary for Preparedness and Response ...
Read more