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Disaster Planning for Libraries Workshop—Group Rate

Disaster Planning for Libraries Workshop—Group Rate

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

Price: 
$175.00
ALA Member 
$157.50
Item Number:
1541-9522
Date: 
Day:  April 1, 2021
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Disaster Planning for Libraries Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, April 1, 2021, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

While disasters have always affected libraries, the pandemic has brought the need for disaster planning to the forefront. We’ve learned from the pandemic that disasters can take many forms. In libraries, we tend to fear natural disasters like floods or fires, but pandemics, cyber disasters, and political unrest can be devastating to libraries as well. You’ve got to have a plan for the unexpected.

In this webinar, Mary Grace Flaherty, Librarian, Professor, and disaster planning expert, will show you how you can prepare your library and ensure that you are responsive when disaster strikes. After experiencing catastrophic flooding during her tenure as a public library director in a rural area, Dr. Flaherty learned first-hand the importance of disaster preparedness and planning for libraries and staff. She will use her experience to guide you in building an effective and flexible plan for your library.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least two tools that can aid in disaster planning.
  • Describe at least one community partner with whom their library can work with on disaster preparedness and response.
  • Identify at least one role or service their library can fulfill in their community during disaster response.
     

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

Registrants, even if they miss the live session, are given access to an archive of the event for a period of 3 months from the date of the live session. The archive can be viewed at any time during this 3-month timeframe. The archive contains a video representation of the event, which includes all chat, audio, and visual material. In order to receive the archive information, please follow the instructions received upon purchase to confirm your registration in WebEx.

This is an online event hosted through WebEx. Further technical information is available at the ALA Store FAQ page.

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Mary Grace Flaherty

Mary Grace Flaherty is currently an assistant professor at the School of Information & Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she teaches in the graduate library program. Her courses include Resource Selection and Evaluation; Management Issues for Small Libraries; Disaster Planning for Libraries; Health Sciences Information; Proposal Development; Seminar in Popular Materials; and Seminar in Public Libraries. Dr. Flaherty received her PhD in Information Science & Technology from Syracuse University where she was an IMLS Fellow. She has her MLS from the University of Maryland and MS in Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University. She has over 25 years’ experience working in a variety of library settings, including academic, medical research, special, and public.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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