Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness
Website: American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/tools/disaster-preparedness
ALA website on disaster preparedness.

Emergency Preparedness
Website: Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/preservation/emergprep/
Library of Congress website filled with information on emergency preparedness.

Disaster Recovery Links, 2015
PDF: International Association of School Librarianship
https://iasl-online.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/pdlib_disaster%20recovery%20links%202015.pdf
This document contains both U.S. and international links for disaster planning, response, and recovery with templates as well as disaster relief and donations.  Resource recovery links cover wet books, smoke and odor removal, and mold.

Library Disaster Preparedness & Response LibGuide
Website: American Library Association
http://libguides.ala.org/disaster
This site includes pages for preparing for a disaster, responding to a disaster, and additional resources.  Disasters include weather, fire, and water events and public health crises.

Library Resources for Dealing with Mass Shootings, August 2, 2016
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/08/library-resources-for-dealing-with-mass-shootings/
Although this is often a difficult subject to approach due to its emotional nature, patrons may need these resources now more than ever, due to the recent spate of mass shootings.

Safety and Security in Libraries
Website: American Library Association
http://libguides.ala.org/safety-security
This site provides links to related LibGuides, webinars, and library security resources.

Violence Prevention in the Public Library, May 14, 2014
Webinar: Public Library Association
http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars/archive/prevention
This free on-demand webinar discusses violence risk factors in terms of both customers and employees and helps enhance situational awareness skills. Learn about warning signs—verbal and non-verbal behaviors—of risk and potential aggression; as well as verbal diffusion strategies and actions to prepare for and react to active shooter incidents.