Master of Disaster: Developing a Disaster Plan
- Link: Master of Disaster: Developing a Disaster Plan
- Topic: Management - Strategic Planning
- Level: Elective
- Sponsor: WebJunction
- Format: self paced online
- Contact Hours: 1
NOTE: You must have a WebJunction account to access this course. Login required for both WJ Maine and WJ Courses
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This course will aid a library director, or anyone charged with creating a library disaster plan. The course covers three main areas of disaster preparedness that are critical to your library's ability to respond to, and even prevent major and minor disasters:
- Planning - Begin by understanding how to identify both potential hazards in the library and the environmental emergencies likely for your location that could lead to a disaster.
- Preparedness - Once potential disasters have been identified and possible damage to the building have detailed, a list of actions can be determined, reviewed and practiced in order to ensure the safety of the patrons, staff, and building should disaster strike.
- Documentation - Writing a Disaster Plan establishes the strategies for recovery and salvage of equipment and materials, responsibilities and priorities in the event of a disaster, as well as identifying the location of backup copies of information.
Please Note: This course is describes a disaster plan model for localized disasters and is based on the assumption that local telecommunication capability will still be intact or will be working in a short period of time. It is not suited for large-scale disasters.