Thursday, March 10, 2011

A 10 Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning

Tuesday, April 12, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: NEFLIN in Orange Park

This three-hour course focuses training on the 10-step approach to service continuity planning and two practice exercises on developing a customized emergency preparedness risk assessment and designing and implementing a disaster-related table-top exercise.

Personnel affiliated with the national NN/LM National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative at the University of Virginia originally developed the course. The NN/LM SE/A Regional Emergency Preparedness representative adapted it for the Southeastern Atlantic area, particularly coastal states, and will teach the session with interactive delivery formats being a combination of lecture, electronic presentation, individual exercises and class participation.

Main Results: To make librarians aware and empowered of three things:

  • How to plan to get help with providing core services during a disaster and to quickly recover all services to normal operations, afterwards
  • How to be prepared in the event of a disaster
  • How to be prepared in their community and at home
At the conclusion of the program, each attendee should:
  • Know how to perform a library and archives risk assessment
  • Appreciate the value of an immediate response
  • Understand the importance of service continuity during a disaster
  • Protect highly valued materials
  • Know how to obtain outside help and available resources
  • Be prepared at home
  • Be able to design a disaster-related table top exercise 
Participants can receive 3 hours of MLA credit.

Trainer: PJ Grier, Network Access Coordinator, NN/LM

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