Presentation on theme: "Michele Stricker Associate Director, Library Support Services, New Jersey State Library Certified Preservation Management Consultant Dan Wilson Coordinator."— Presentation transcript:
Michele Stricker Associate Director, Library Support Services, New Jersey State Library Certified Preservation Management Consultant Dan Wilson Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative PORTS IN A STORM THE LIBRARY AS COMMUNITY DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER BURLINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY, EVESHAM BRANCH
ANY PUBLIC LIBRARY THAT DOES NOT EMBRACE ITS ROLE AS A DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY REPRESENTS A LOST OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY Lakeville, MA Caldwell Public Library, NJ
LIBRARIES SERVE IN THE CAPACITY OF SECOND RESPONDER First Responders Maplewood Public Library, NJ
THE LIBRARY IS A SAFE HAVEN Middletown, Princeton, Chatham, Princeton Libraries
PREPARING TO STEP INTO THE COMMUNITY DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER ROLE Prepare library facility and staff Make plans to keep library website, online resources, and social media 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.
PREPARING THE LIBRARY FOR A DISASTER
NN/LM NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE INITIATIVE To aide the welfare of a community or parent institution following a disaster by ensuring access to health information and core library resources and services to health professionals, library patrons, and the public.
A VERY QUICK HISTORY 2005: Hurricane Katrina 2008: Rollout of EP & R Plan 2009: 10-Step Training Program 2010: Hospital Libraries : Public Libraries/Emergency Planners/Public Health
GOAL: TO BUILD GREATER READINESS IN OUR NATION’S LIBRARIES Promote awareness of roles libraries & librarians can play in a disaster Provide tools for improving readiness Energize the library community Seaside Heights, NJ
15 ELEMENTS OF A LIBRARY AT A HIGH STATE OF READINESS 1.Response station 2.One-page Service Continuity Plan updated quarterly 3.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 for updating website, Facebook, and/or Twitter. Situation reporting.
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. Essential staff will communicate with Tony, who will be communicating with Gretchen. Due to the many uncertainties of this storm, it's hard to tell at this time what conditions will be like during the morning commute. Most of the forecasts I've seen show snow throughout the day, so even if we can open the library we may be in an early closing scenario. However, we'll 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 the standpoint of keeping our core services available from their homes. Since there is the potential for power outages, Bart will coordinate the SCT. If you are on the SCT and you lose power during business hours, please contact Bart. Bart will then notify a backup, if one is available. David Moody will be handling messages on the library's website, and will be in communication with our social media maven, Kimberly. Therefore it is essential that David is made aware of any changes to our hours. Questions? Please let me know.
5.At least one scheduled evacuation drill per year 6.Disaster Team and a Continuity of Services Team 7.At least one table-top exercise per year 8.Library and/or librarians integrated into community/parent institution’s disaster plan 9.Core print materials available for use if the Internet is down
10. Servers with core online resources on extended or unlimited emergency power 11. Mutual Aid Agreements with other libraries or networks for delivery of core services 12. Prioritized recovery list of all valuable and hard to replace materials 13. Partnership (contract not required) with commercial salvage/recovery company (e.g., Belfor and BMS) 14. After-action Review within 7 days of a service disruption hour emergency kits at the homes of all members of service continuity team
PROJECT OPAL HOW TO PARTICIPATE: SEND ME AN AT: SUBJECT: PROJECTOPALPORTS 9 WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS One Page All Libraries