Libraries as Partners for Emergency Preparedness and Response in Times of Crisis

Title

Libraries as Partners for Emergency Preparedness and Response in Times of Crisis

Creator

Ruan, Lian; Habing, Kelda

Publisher

Chinese American Librarians Association Canada Chapter

Date

2024-02-12

Rights

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Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Text; Presentation

Abstract

Multi-type libraries have proven themselves as providers to their communities during many emergencies, from wildfires and hurricanes to pandemics, mental health crises, and more. Despite libraries’ history of work during crises, groups such as the fire service, emergency medical services, health departments and others may not be aware of the role that libraries can take on as partners in emergency preparation, response, and recovery. This presentation describes an ongoing project funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant which investigates libraries’ role during emergencies especially as partners to emergency response groups. The project’s major activities include a case study survey of Illinois libraries and two national-level Community Engagement Roundtable discussions. It will serve as a preliminary investigation to lay the groundwork for future research and begin to increase libraries and emergency responders’ understanding of how they can collaborate for increased community safety and resiliency.

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Files

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Citation

Ruan, Lian; Habing, Kelda, “Libraries as Partners for Emergency Preparedness and Response in Times of Crisis,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed April 13, 2024, https://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/1410.