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Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries Part 2: The Library Match Game

Posted by on February 2nd, 2021 Posted in: Continuing Education, Emergency Preparedness and Response


We all hope that by the end of the summer 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic will mainly be behind us, and the large bandwidth that the pandemic has taken up over the past year can be used for pressing needs that may have taken a back seat. One of those needs is disaster planning. While there is a vaccine to assuage the impact of a pandemic, there is no antidote for the personal and economic devastation from events that disrupt the provision of core library services, such as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or civil unrest. It is essential for all libraries to resume planning for disasters, which includes knowing how to respond to a disaster, how to develop partnerships with local emergency planners, and how to find a backup library to mitigate the impact of a disaster.

On Wednesday, February 10 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT,  join us for Part 2 of the Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries series that provides attendees with the awareness and tools necessary to face disasters of any kind. Hosted by Dan Wilson from the University of Virginia, Part 2 will answer attendee questions that arose while writing their COOP, and match libraries from the northwest with similar libraries in the southeast who can potentially partner as a backup library. If you missed Part 1 or would like to review the information, a recording of the session is available at: https://youtu.be/xi8M1zeGXKs

These sessions are intended for members of the PNR & SEA regions: AK, AL, DC, GA, FL, ID, MD, MI, MT, NC, OR, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, WA, and WV. Participants from other regions are welcome to attend, however, we may be less likely to match you with a COOP partner.

After attending both sessions, participants are eligible for 4 MLA CE credits. This class is also eligible for Disaster Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Part 2 Registration: https://nnlm.gov/ZuF

For questions, please contact Liz Waltman

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