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Helping Your Library Rebound After a Crisis:  New Tools in Disaster Response

A library should be prepared to restore services as quickly as possible in the aftermath of a disaster. Helping a community return to normalcy as quickly as possible requires planning and adaptability to the crisis at hand. The faster the response, the faster a sense of normalcy returns for individuals and businesses in the community. This webinar will introduce you to new disaster response and recovery tools adopted from Emergency Management that will help librarians rebound from disasters quickly and restore library services more rapidly than ever.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • The concept of situational awareness.
  • Why the majority of your disaster tools and templates still must be completed before a disaster
  • An introduction to the Incident Action Plan

Helping Your Library Rebound After a Crisis: New Tools in Disaster Response


$25 per person for 4+licenses

  • 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.

  • Single-seat license is $49. Ask about group rates for parties of 4 or more (email

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