Your Name and Title: Jennifer Castle, Reference and Government Documents Librarian 

Library, School, or Organization Name: Tennessee State University and Arkansas State University 

Co-Presenter Name(s): Dominique Hallett 

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: U.S. South, North America 

Language in Which You Will Present: English 

Target Audience(s): Public and academic libraries, and the general public 

Short Session Description (one line): Disaster Strikes! Locating Government Resources During Crisis 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):  

This proposal will discuss resources available to all libraries to help bridge the digital divide between the community and the U.S. government by assisting patrons with finding resources that might aid them in disaster planning and help them find relief if they have experienced a disaster. Disasters can include medical, such as the current global pandemic, and natural disasters such as floods, wildfires, and earthquakes, to name a few. The U.S. government provides many avenues of information to find help in these situations, as well as planning for potential disasters in the future. We will bring together many of these resources in one LibGuide and discuss what government information has to offer. Libraries provide an excellent community anchor for finding such resources. Many of the resources are available in multiple languages as well, making it easier to include more groups within the community. 

This discussion will include such resources as: 

Healthcare and Medical Assistance 


Public Health resources 



Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: [UNDER CONSTRUCTION] 

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