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Emergency Preparedness for Librarians

Posted by Joan Bellistri on February 25, 2011

The  University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library offered a program last fall, Connections: Disaster Preparedness for Librarians and Emergency Management Personnel, that was attended by librarians from all types of  libraries, including Maryland court law libraries.  The program concentrated not only what libraries should do in the event of an emergency or disaster to protect the library and continue services but the services the library can provide to assist responders and survivors during such an event.

The information from the program is still available online and is worth reviewing now.

Agenda: http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/disaster/index.php/agenda/

Speakers with links to handouts and presentations:  http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/disaster/index.php/speakers/

Resources: http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/disaster/index.php/resources/

Speakers, Greta Marlatt and Jodi Stiles, of  the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security    were able to review the many resources available on the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL).  Librarians are encouraged to register for free access to the site @  http://www.chds.us/

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