SEPTEMBER 9 and 10, 2021
The Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Planning Summit is a workshop for library administrators, staff, and partners who seek to improve their knowledge around preparedness before, during, and after disasters. The Summit will address topics such as: Introduction to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Planning, Creating a Disaster Plan, Emergency Preparedness Considerations for People with Disabilities, Design before Disaster, Crisis Communications, Mental Health for Staff, Librarians’ Roles and Supporting Staff in Emergencies, and Partnerships including the FEMA Ambassador program. Hear from colleagues who will talk about living through disasters, and participate in a Collections & Salvage workshop and Disaster Plan Stress Test with the NEDCC.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
FM Auditory Assistance, large print or Braille materials, and other accessibility accommodations are available by request. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact the program organizer at least two weeks in advance.
South Carolina library staff are eligible for a special Continuing Education Travel Grant for hotel costs. Please contact Wendy Coplen, Grants Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org for application materials.
Registration is $25 and closes Friday, September 3.
You can pay online or registrants may also pay by check. Please include the participant's name and the event title with your payment. Make checks to South Carolina State Library, at the following address:
Attn: Finance Department
SC State Library
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
In the event of a cancellation, please contact the organizer.
Hilton Garden Inn Columbia
1200 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29201
Rooms are $124.26 per night including tax.
Use this link to reserve your room:
Denise Lyons, Deputy Director, email@example.com
Tiffany Hayes, Library Development Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is free and available at the hotel.