Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness
Website: American Library Association
ALA website on disaster preparedness.

Disaster Plan, 2003
PDF: California Preservation Program
Example disaster plan provided by the California Preservation Program.

Emergency Preparedness
Website: Library of Congress
Library of Congress website filled with information on emergency preparedness.

Library Resources for Dealing with Mass Shootings, August 2, 2016
Article: Public Libraries Online
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.

The Black Belt Librarian: Real-World Safety & Security, 2011
Book: ALA Editions
Sharing expertise gleaned from more than two decades as a library security manager, Warren Graham demonstrates that libraries can maintain their best traditions of openness and public access by creating an unobtrusive yet effective security plan.

Violence Prevention in the Public Library, May 14, 2014
Webinar: Public Library Association
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.