Emergency Preparedness

Pandemic Preparedness
Website: American Library Association
ALA webpage provides information about preparing for a pandemic, including library-specific policy suggestions and more universal resources on pandemic education, prevention, and preparation.

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

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

Disaster Recovery Links, 2015
PDF: International Association of School Librarianship
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
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
Article: Public Libraries Online
Although this is a difficult subject because of its emotional nature, patrons may need these resources more than ever. The ASPR TRACIE: Post-Mass Shooting Programs and Resources Overview link was updated in April 2019.

Safety and Security in Libraries
Website: American Library Association
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
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.