September is National Preparedness Month; Register for Live Webinar and Access Other Resources | Compendium

September is National Preparedness Month
Check out the webinar, recordings and other resources for your library and community:


September 11
Disasters Happen! Prepare During National Preparedness Month
Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us to take time to prepare for disasters. This year’s theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” Tune into this webinar to see an overview of health information resources on preparedness topics, and learn more about making sure your library has plans to serve patrons when disasters occur.
Register for this FREE Federal Depository Library Program webinar.

Archived WebJunction webinar with resources:
From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library

Just in Time Disaster Training Library:  review the resources of this huge compendium of links for various types of  disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training videos for individuals, organizations and agencies.


Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts offers help for museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies to identify risks, develop emergency response guidelines, and formulate emergency plans.

Packing Your Digital Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device
[1 hour] by the National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health] (NLM) features key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals may want to install on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities

FEMA Data Visualiation:  interactive visualizations allow you to explore their data; can look up specific locations and disasters

The Disaster Information Management Research Center offers numerous resources for the public on various disasters, such as floods and hurricanes

Librarian’s Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency Guidebook and Workbook
sponsored by the New Jersey State Library

Ready.Gov provides information on what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.

The Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network
Approximately 50 emergency management and cultural professionals were recruited from across Pennsylvania to volunteer for the Pennsylvania Cultural Response Team (PaCRT). The team is deployed as needed to regional institutions experiencing emergencies.