Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mar-Apr: Get Your Ducks in a Row: Disaster Planning (UW-Madison)

March 31 - April 11
Program # 3091
0.7 CEUs/ 7 LEUs

You have heard it before: expect the unexpected. As a library director or building manager, it’s crucial to be adequately prepared for natural disasters, medical emergencies, and building damage. In the midst of running a busy library, these details can fall through the cracks. This short course will help you identify the information your library needs to have on hand, develop a simple disaster plan, and devise a strategy to keep the plan current.

    Identify crucial points of contact for minor and major disaster response
    Proactively identify weak points in your building
    Develop a plan for responding to various building repair issues and collection salvaging

Expectations: You will create a list of contact information your library needs in the event of a disaster.

Instructors: Meredith Lowe and Anna Palmer (both MA-LIS) are part of the continuing education team at the School of Library and Information Studies, UW-Madison. Fortunately, they’ve never experienced a major disaster, but look forward to helping others plan for the unexpected.

To register:

ONLINE - Disaster Planning -

PHONE - Pyle Center Registration Office: (608) 262-2451

FAX or MAIL - Print out a registration form -