E4GDH webinar: Librarian First Responders
In our second webinar, which took place on 14 March 2019, Feili Tu-Keefner [Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina] discusses her research into the role public librarians have played in times of crisis, and shares lessons learnt.
Content includes: Nature of the research; Public libraries involvement in facilitating emergency response and recovery before, during and after the disasters; Successful collaboration with other sectors and challenges faced; Role of technology; Skills and competencies required by professional librarians.
Subtitles / closed captions are available – click on Settings then Subtitles/CC and select ‘English (United States)’
The following resources featured in Feili’s presentation:
Maximize the Potential of Your Public Library
This includes Georgetown County Library “The Hurricane Project” case study, 2011.
Librarian’s Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency Guidebook and Workbook
New Jersey State Library toolkit.
dPlan™: The Online Disaster-Planning Tool for Cultural and Civic Institutions
- Houston Public Library: Hurricane Preparedness
Training Courses for the Disaster Information Specialist Program
“a collection of resources on free training and education for professionals interested in identifying, using, and sharing disaster health information.”
Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery Resources
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).
Additional resources were shared by participants during the webinar, via the chatbox:
NNLM funding opportunities
In the US, NLM [National Library of Medicine] coordinates eight regional libraries, each region has its own funding and grants available.
- Webliography of US Libraries active in disasters
MLA Disaster Information Specialization
Webinar participant: “Have taken the advanced DIS cert – can’t recommend it highly enough.”
- Webinar slides [PDF]