Posted by Alan Carr on October 8th, 2019
Posted in: Communications Tools, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Hospital Libraries, NLM Resources, Public Health
Tags: Continuity of Operations Planning, COOP
The new course In Case of Emergencies: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning defines and describes continuity of operations 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. This self-paced course fulfills one of the requirements of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Disaster Information Specialization, and provides four MLA continuing education (CE) credits.
This course was developed by Dan Wilson, Associate Director for Collections & Library Services / School of Nursing Librarian, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia. Dan is the former coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Emergency Preparedness Initiative. To see a complete list of free online courses and learn how to earn the MLA Disaster Information Specialist certificate, review the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) Training Course page.