Tag Archives: Disaster Preparedness

Announcement: National Library of Medicine Funding Opportunity

In order to enhance the collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies, the National Library of Medicine is now soliciting proposals for disaster medicine and public health information improvement projects. Librarians are encouraged to apply for the contract awards, which range from $15,000—30,000 each for one-year projects. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. The funding ... Read More »

Prepare for Weather Disasters

September is Disaster Preparedness Month and libraries can help your community get prepared. If your library is doing any programming, here are some links with good information, or just link to them from your library’s site: The Heritage Preservation Task force recommends that you plan for any disaster and use these tips. The federal government has information about what your ... Read More »

Missed Annual? Check out these presentations from the Washington Office Saturday Morning Briefing #ala11

Given the recent surge in natural disasters across the country and a change to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy that now designates libraries as temporary disaster facilities, this year’s Washington Office Saturday morning program tackled disaster preparedness. Guest speakers discussed what libraries should do to be ready for all emergency situations — from hurricanes to library fires. Rebecca Hamilton, ... Read More »