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Disaster Preparedness for Montana Libraries

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Continuing Education
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:30 AM
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021 10:30 AM


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This presentation and the folllow-up activiities and discussion in the accompanying Moodle course are designed to help a librarian prepare a one-page disaster response plan for their library and to beging to consider ways that the library can help a community become more resilient folllowing a disaster.  As librarians have learned from the ongoing COVID response, disasters force considerations and adjustments to library practices that reveal vulnerabilities and opportunities.  The very best time to plan for an upcoming disaster response is yesterday, and the next best time is right now. 

This session is directed primarily at public and tribal library facilities but has information that is transferable to school, academic, and special libraries.  Participants will:

  • identify likely disasters that will impact library services
  • consider the role of the library in response and recovery during and after a disaster
  • assess the preparedness of the library staff and facilities
  • take steps to be better prepared both in response and recovery

Participating public and tribal libraries that attend or view the recording from this session and complete the course activities in Moodle will be eligible to receive a First Aid response kit for their library, if funding is approved for the kits.  Register to attend here and further information on how to access the online course will be provided.  OPI credit available for those that attend this session live.

CE category: library administration 

The link below is to the recording.  If you have difficulty claiming credit for viewing the recording, open a Help Ticket using the ASPeN Help link in the menu on the right.



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Continuing Education Credit(s)

Continuing Education Credits

1.0 creditsLibrary Administration
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Flick, Joann - Staff (Montana State Library)
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Flick, Joann - Staff (Montana State Library)

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