Roles for Libraries and Librarians in Disasters

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 1:00pm

This webinar presents information on libraries' and librarians' roles supporting their communities and the disaster workforce before, during, and after hazardous events and disasters.  It discusses the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response and recovery. 

Participants will also gain a knowledge of a range of potential information services they could offer members of the disaster workforce as well as how their libraries can participate in the community response and recovery with funding as "essential community services" through the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288, as amended). This webinar will include examples of libraries and librarians who have supported disaster efforts.

Training Hours: 
Free or Fee: 
Free Training