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Michele StrickerAssociate Director, Library Support Services, New Jersey State LibraryCertified Preservation Management Co...
THE LIBRARY AS A DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERDO NOT LOSE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE ANESSENTIAL SERVICE TO YOUR COMMUNITYLake...
LIBRARIES SERVE AS SECOND RESPONDERSFirst Responders Maplewood Public Lib rary, NJ
LIBRARY PLAYS MULTIPLE ROLES IN DISASTER RESPONSE
THE LIBRARY IS A SAFE HAVENMiddletown, Princeton, Chatham, Princeton Libraries
PREPARING TO STEP INTO THE COMMUNITYDISASTER RECOVERY CENTER ROLE• Prepare library facility and staff• Make plans to keep ...
PREPARING THE LIBRARY FOR A DISASTER
NN/LM NATIONAL EMERGENCYPREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE INITIATIVETo aide the welfare of acommunity or parentinstitution following...
A VERY QUICK HISTORY• 2005: Hurricane Katrina• 2008: Rollout of EP & R Plan• 2009: 10-Step Training Program• 2010: Hospita...
GOAL: TO BUILD GREATER READINESS IN OURNATION’S LIBRARIES• Promote awareness of roles libraries & librarians canplay in a ...
15 ELEMENTS OF A LIBRARY AT AHIGH STATE OF READINESS1. Response station2. One-page Service Continuity Plan updated quarter...
SITUATION REPORT (MARCH 6, 2013)Please remember to dial 924-SNOW tomorrow morning before heading out to work.If the Univer...
5. At least one scheduled evacuation drill per year6. Disaster Team and a Continuity of Services Team7. At least one table...
10. Servers with core online resources on extended orunlimited emergency power11. Mutual Aid Agreements with other librari...
PROJECT OPALHOW TO PARTICIPATE:SEND ME AN EMAIL AT:DANWILSON@VIRGINIA.EDUSUBJECT:PROJECTOPALPORTS9 WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTSOne P...
JOIN FORCES:REGIONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE NETWORKS
SALVAGING FAMILY TREASURES
HERITAGE PRESERVATIONSALVAGING FAMILY TREASURES
GET TRAINING!COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS(CERT)www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!Note: “Zombies do not exist. The CDC does not know of any virus or conditionthat would reanimate the dead”
GRASS ROOTS EFFORTS INDISASTER RESPONSE & RECOVERY
WORKING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS
CITIZENS CORPWWW.READY.GOV/CITIZEN-CORPS
SOCIAL MEDIA DISASTER RESPONSE & RECOVERY
SOCIAL MEDIA DISASTER RESPONSE & RECOVERY
DROWNING IN DISASTER DONATIONS!PHOTO: NPR
TARGETED COMMUNITY GIVING
HELP YOUR COMMUNITYGET READY
WWW.READY.GOVWWW.CDC.GOV/FEATURES/BEREADY
WORKING WITH EMERGENCY RESPONDERSNJ Neptune Public Library staff erect tents off-site CERT Team training
WORKING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS
Occupy Sandy
Michele Stricker: mstricker@njstatelib.orgDan Wilson: danwilson@virginia.eduTHANK YOU!Public Libraries & First Responders:...
Ports in a Storm: The Library as Community Disaster Recovery Center
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Ports in a Storm: The Library as Community Disaster Recovery Center

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When disaster strikes, where do you go? After Super Storm Sandy hit New Jersey and New York in late October 2012, people went to their local library. Many community libraries were pressed into service as ad hoc Disaster Recovery Centers, and were in the forefront of providing services and information to those in need, often times working alongside of first responders.

Residents flocked to their local libraries the morning after the storm to access computers, use the free wireless to conduct business or work from “home;” to contact relatives or their insurance companies; find tree removal specialists; fill out FEMA forms; or just to power up their devices, warm up and have a cup of coffee. Libraries truly served their communities as ports in a storm, even though many were not prepared so serve in this capacity.

Ports in the Storm: The Library as Community Disaster Recovery Center was presented at a disaster planning & recovery summit in New Jersey on April 8, 2013, and at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on June 28, 2013. This presentation will help to prepare your library and staff to step up into the role of a community Disaster Recovery Center. You will learn how to work with your local emergency responders and to provide resources to your community in times of greatest need.

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Ports in a Storm: The Library as Community Disaster Recovery Center

  1. 1. Michele StrickerAssociate Director, Library Support Services, New Jersey State LibraryCertified Preservation Management ConsultantDan WilsonCoordinator for the National Network of Libraries of MedicineNational Emergency Preparedness & Response InitiativePORTS IN A STORMTHE LIBRARY ASCOMMUNITY DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERBURLINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY, EVESHAM BRANCH
  2. 2. THE LIBRARY AS A DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERDO NOT LOSE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE ANESSENTIAL SERVICE TO YOUR COMMUNITYLakeville, MACaldwell Public Library, NJ
  3. 3. LIBRARIES SERVE AS SECOND RESPONDERSFirst Responders Maplewood Public Lib rary, NJ
  4. 4. LIBRARY PLAYS MULTIPLE ROLES IN DISASTER RESPONSE
  5. 5. THE LIBRARY IS A SAFE HAVENMiddletown, Princeton, Chatham, Princeton Libraries
  6. 6. PREPARING TO STEP INTO THE COMMUNITYDISASTER RECOVERY CENTER ROLE• Prepare library facility and staff• Make plans to keep library website, online resources, and socialmedia accessible and updated.• Form a Regional Emergency Response Network• Inform elected officials• Develop a relationship with community emergency responders• Work with other community partners• Help prepare your community for a disaster• Be familiar with Salvaging Family Treasures materials.
  7. 7. PREPARING THE LIBRARY FOR A DISASTER
  8. 8. NN/LM NATIONAL EMERGENCYPREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE INITIATIVETo aide the welfare of acommunity or parentinstitution following a disasterby ensuring access to healthinformation and core libraryresources and services tohealth professionals, librarypatrons, and the public.
  9. 9. A VERY QUICK HISTORY• 2005: Hurricane Katrina• 2008: Rollout of EP & R Plan• 2009: 10-Step Training Program• 2010: Hospital Libraries• 2011-2013: PublicLibraries/EmergencyPlanners/Public Health
  10. 10. GOAL: TO BUILD GREATER READINESS IN OURNATION’S LIBRARIES• Promote awareness of roles libraries & librarians canplay in a disaster• Provide tools for improving readiness• Energize the library communitySeaside Heights, NJ
  11. 11. 15 ELEMENTS OF A LIBRARY AT AHIGH STATE OF READINESS1. Response station2. One-page Service Continuity Plan updated quarterly3. Shelter locations (tornado, shooter, HAZMAT)4. Communication plan that incorporates redundancy of communication(such as what to do if cell phones don’t work) and procedures forupdating website, Facebook, and/or Twitter. Situation reporting.
  12. 12. SITUATION REPORT (MARCH 6, 2013)Please remember to dial 924-SNOW tomorrow morning before heading out to work.If the University is closed, all non-essential staff should not report to work. Essentialstaff will communicate with Tony, who will be communicating with Gretchen.Due to the many uncertainties of this storm, its hard to tell at this time what conditionswill be like during the morning commute. Most of the forecasts Ive seen show snowthroughout the day, so even if we can open the library we may be in an early closingscenario. However, well have to let it play out and make adjustments along the way.The Service Continuity Team (SCT) and essential services staff are now on stand-by.Essential services staff from the standpoint of staffing the library and the SCT from thestandpoint of keeping our core services available from their homes. Since there is thepotential for power outages, Bart will coordinate the SCT. If you are on the SCTand you lose power during business hours, please contact Bart. Bart will thennotify a backup, if one is available.David Moody will be handling messages on the librarys website, and will be incommunication with our social media maven, Kimberly. Therefore it is essentialthat David is made aware of any changes to our hours.Questions? Please let me know.
  13. 13. 5. At least one scheduled evacuation drill per year6. Disaster Team and a Continuity of Services Team7. At least one table-top exercise per year8. Library and/or librarians integrated into community/parentinstitution’s disaster plan9. Core print materials available for use if the Internet is down
  14. 14. 10. Servers with core online resources on extended orunlimited emergency power11. Mutual Aid Agreements with other libraries or networksfor delivery of core services12. Prioritized recovery list of all valuable and hard toreplace materials13. Partnership (contract not required) with commercialsalvage/recovery company (e.g., Belfor and BMS)14. After-action Review within 7 days of a service disruption15. 72-hour emergency kits at the homes of all members ofservice continuity team
  15. 15. PROJECT OPALHOW TO PARTICIPATE:SEND ME AN EMAIL AT:DANWILSON@VIRGINIA.EDUSUBJECT:PROJECTOPALPORTS9 WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTSOne Page AllLibraries
  16. 16. JOIN FORCES:REGIONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE NETWORKS
  17. 17. SALVAGING FAMILY TREASURES
  18. 18. HERITAGE PRESERVATIONSALVAGING FAMILY TREASURES
  19. 19. GET TRAINING!COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS(CERT)www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams
  20. 20. ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!Note: “Zombies do not exist. The CDC does not know of any virus or conditionthat would reanimate the dead”
  21. 21. GRASS ROOTS EFFORTS INDISASTER RESPONSE & RECOVERY
  22. 22. WORKING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS
  23. 23. CITIZENS CORPWWW.READY.GOV/CITIZEN-CORPS
  24. 24. SOCIAL MEDIA DISASTER RESPONSE & RECOVERY
  25. 25. SOCIAL MEDIA DISASTER RESPONSE & RECOVERY
  26. 26. DROWNING IN DISASTER DONATIONS!PHOTO: NPR
  27. 27. TARGETED COMMUNITY GIVING
  28. 28. HELP YOUR COMMUNITYGET READY
  29. 29. WWW.READY.GOVWWW.CDC.GOV/FEATURES/BEREADY
  30. 30. WORKING WITH EMERGENCY RESPONDERSNJ Neptune Public Library staff erect tents off-site CERT Team training
  31. 31. WORKING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS
  32. 32. Occupy Sandy
  33. 33. Michele Stricker: mstricker@njstatelib.orgDan Wilson: danwilson@virginia.eduTHANK YOU!Public Libraries & First Responders: Partners in Emergency Responsehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZUEChxl74g

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