Quick! What Should You Do If …

… you see a funnel cloud moving toward your library? You hear gunshots in another room in your office building? The power goes out suddenly, and it’s dark outside?

Often, the actions you take in the first seconds and minutes of an emergency have the greatest impact on your safety and that of others in your library or information center. But do you know what to do in the situations described above? Does your library or information center have an emergency response plan, and are you familiar with it? If not, does your employer have one, and do you know your role in it?

If you’re a Weather Channel junkie, closet survivalist, or just want to know what you should do if your building starts shaking, join SLA’s Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Advisory Council for a series of “What if …” roundtable discussions at SLA 2015. Attendees will be given brief scenarios and asked to identify responses they should take in the first few minutes.

What: Responding Quickly When Disasters Affect Your Library
When: Monday, June 15, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Convention Center #251

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