Are you ready to serve your patrons if a disaster occurs? This course takes you through the steps of writing a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) necessary to ensuring that your organization continues its essential functions during a wide range of emergencies.
This course explains continuity of operations (COOP) planning and why it is important for libraries to have a continuity plan in case of emergencies. This course also provides a one-page COOP plan template with instructions that librarians or information specialists can use to develop their own plan.
- What Is Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning?
- Identification of Mission Essential Functions
- Human Capital / Order of Succession
- Continuity Communications
- Essential Records Management
- Continuity Facilities / Reconstitution
- Tests, Training, and Exercises
- Devolution of Control and Direction
- Pandemic Planning
- Emotional Care During and After a Disaster
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the function of a continuity of operations (COOP) plan
- Identify your library’s mission essential functions
- Create a one-page COOP draft
With further training and practice, you will be ready to:
- Be prepared to provide continuity of operations during and after an event
- Be a valuable information resource during disasters
MLA CE Credits: 3