Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response for Information Professionals*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Emily Vardell at evardell@emporia.edu . 

This course will explore how libraries of all types are impacted by disasters including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and pandemics. Students will learn how librarians work in preparation, prevention, and planning for effective disaster preparedness and response with a focus on community needs and health literacy concerns. This course will expose students to core disaster information resources and provide students with an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience with creating disaster plans and considering outreach opportunities in this area.

Resource URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RE9DUNwW3u2yg0g2lq1UfycUHBztVEuA/view

Learning Objectives

Learn from experiences in the field
Create a One Page Service Continuity Plan
Survey and evaluate available Disaster Preparedness Plans

Agenda

Week 1:

Course Overview

 

Week 2:

Risk Assessment

 

Week 3:

Librarian Roles: Leveraging the Library

 

Week 4:

Responding to a Threat

 

Week 5:

Disaster Information Resources

 

Week 6:

Disaster Preparedness Plans

 

Week 7:

Pandemics/Health-Related Disasters

 

Week 8:

Tornadoes*

 

Week 9:

Fire*

 

Week 10:

Earthquakes*

 

Week 11:

Floods and Hurricanes*

 

Week 12:

Violence in Libraries*

 

Week 13:

Literacy Concerns

 

Week 14:

HAPPY THANKGIVING!

 

Week 15:

Librarian Self-Care in Disasters

 

Week 16:

Planning for the Future

 

MLA CE Credits: 27