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Plan of action: A library’s journey to training for emergencies and disasters
Journal of New Librarianship (2017)
  • Chris Sharpe
Abstract
Although the importance of emergency training in libraries has been mentioned in articles
and books, there is a lack of attention focused on how to develop and to maintain an emergency
management training program for personnel. This case study of Kennesaw State University Library
System shows how the library staff has been involved in developing a preparedness and training
culture at its library, campus, and home community. Training methods include tabletops, drills, and
simulations to practice and review emergency procedures. The goal of this article is to encourage
libraries to start their own emergency training program.
Keywords
  • Emergency management,
  • training,
  • preparedness,
  • exercises,
  • drills,
  • tabletops,
  • crisis coordinators
Publication Date
September 18, 2017
DOI
dx.doi.org/10.21173/newlibs/2/3
Citation Information
Chris Sharpe. "Plan of action: A library’s journey to training for emergencies and disasters" Journal of New Librarianship Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/chris_sharpe/14/