the future of libraries in the digital age
"LIBRARY EMERGENCIES: DOING THE RIGHT THINGS WHEN THINGS GO WRONG"
A 60-minute webinar, part of a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht, held live (and recorded) on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020, at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
You work in a state of the art library facility, which was recently built and features modern architecture and technology. Or you work in a library that was built before you (or your parents) were born, with all of the maintenance and repair concerns that come with it. Either way and with every type of large and small urban, suburban, or rural library in between, the reality is bad things happen at good libraries. Incidents and events can range from minor slip and falls to serious injuries needing paramedics. The weather (hurricanes, tornadoes, leaking roofs from too much rain) can cause many problems that lead to hazards or life-threatening emergencies. We’ve seen recent examples of fires in libraries around the country and this means it’s time to get back to the basics of fire alarms, drills, floor wardens, and evacuation procedures.
This webinar looks at library life through the eyes of protecting your facility, your staff, and your patrons from real harms. It discusses your response to low likelihood events (an active shooter in your building) with highly catastrophic consequences, versus higher likelihood events (a power failure, a broken water pipe, or a bed bug infestation) that can cause a lot of headaches.
Is your library ever used as a “cool zone or warming zone” during hot or cold weather events? Is your neighborhood susceptible to brush fires or is your geographic area known for earthquakes? Are your patrons primarily elderly or school-aged kids? What kind of medical assistance calls are you most likely to have, using the age of your typical patrons? How would you handle a ransomware incident involving your IT servers? What kind of hazardous materials are stored at your library? Do you have a group safety plan on file for every event you hold where the public attends in large sizes? Get answers to these vexing facility, staff, and patron safety questions during this webinar.
AUDIENCE: This webinar program is for all library directors, supervisors, and employees.
COST: $98/person - includes access to the recording, presentation slides, and the attendee discussion forum. For group discounts, to submit a purchase order, or for any registration difficulties or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTER: to attend live or to have access to the recordings by clicking on the JOIN WEBINAR button to the top right. (You will need to be logged into Library 2.0--if you are not yet a member, you can join for free here.)
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