This webinar focuses on the ability for a community to recover quickly after a disaster or crisis. This can only happen if a community is already made resilient by preparing resources ahead of time, and knowing what to do when an emergency strikes. While there are many parts and players involved in building a culture of resiliency, the library can play a significant role in helping its community build capacity by offering programming, and connecting with partners from other local organizations.


During this webinar you will learn:

  • Definition of Community Resiliency and what that means for your library.
  • Activities for helping your community build a culture of preparedness.
  • How to build community partnerships for sustaining resiliency.

Building Community Resiliency: How your Library can Help Prepare your Community

  • Michele Stricker is the Deputy State Librarian of Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library where she is responsible for library trustee and director education and training, strategic planning, and preservation best practices for special collections, disaster preparedness, and community resiliency. In addition to an MLIS from Rutgers University, she has an MFA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, and an MA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her certification in Preservation Management from the Rutgers School of Professional Development, and has taught Preservation of Library & Archival Materials for the Rutgers Graduate School of Communication & Information. Michele was named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers of 2019.

    Registration fee: $49/person. Ask us about group rates for parties of 4 or more (email


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