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The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Book Description

Disasters can happen without warning and cause detrimental damage to society. By planning and conducting research beforehand, businesses can more effectively aid in relief efforts. The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly information on library engagement in official emergency response and how these institutions can offer community aid in disaster situations. Featuring extensive coverage on a number of topics such as hazard analysis, mitigation planning, and local command structure, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking current research on the role local businesses play in emergency response situations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgement
  7. Introduction
    1. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1: Emergency Management
    1. WHAT IS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    2. A HISTORY OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    3. THE CHANGING NATURE OF DISASTER RESPONSE
    4. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TODAY
    5. MISSION AREAS AND CAPABILITIES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    6. REFERENCES
  9. Chapter 2: The CCPL Model
    1. ENGAGE IN THE LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING PROCESS
    2. PARTICIPATE IN THE EOC COMMAND PROCESS
    3. FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE ASSIGNMENT
    4. COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS
    5. SERENDIPITY
    6. REFERENCES
  10. Chapter 3: The Natural Role of the Public Library
    1. WHY LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS?
    2. 1. SAFE HAVEN: CONSIDER A LIVING ROOM
    3. 2. NORMAL SERVICE: BUSINESS AS USUAL
    4. 3. DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER: A SINGLE HOUSING LOCATION FOR ALL AGENCIES PROVIDING BENEFITS
    5. 4. CULTURAL ORGANIZATION CENTER: A LIAISON BETWEEN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
    6. 5. INFORMATION HUB: A TOWN HALL OR COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE
    7. 6. EVACUEE RESOURCE: A FOCAL POINT FOR EVACUEES SEEKING INFORMATION AND INSIGHT
    8. 7. IMPROVISE: DO WHATEVER IS NEEDED WITHIN RESOURCES
    9. 8. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORAL HISTORIES FROM RESPONDERS AND SURVIVORS OF THE EVENT
    10. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 4: The Local Command Structure and How the Library Fits In
    1. LOCAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE
    2. FORMS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
    3. LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENTS
    4. LOCAL EMERGENCY OPERATION FOUNDATION PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
    5. HOW DOES THE LIBRARY FIT?
    6. LIBRARY FACILITIES
    7. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 5: Emergency Preparation for the Library and Librarian
    1. CERT TRAINING
    2. TRAINING EXERCISES
    3. EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CHARACTERISTICS AND RESOURCES
    4. CALLING TREE
    5. EMERGENCY ESSENTIALS KIT
    6. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DOCTRINE AND PHILOSOPHY
    7. WORKING WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS
    8. PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION
    9. WHY LIBRARIES ARE THE PERFECT FIT
    10. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 6: Mitigation Planning and Hazard Analysis
    1. HAZARD ANALYSIS THIRA MODELS
    2. MITIGATION PLANNING: REDUCING VULNERABILITIES
    3. MODES OF ADAPTATION: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?
    4. REFERENCES
  14. Chapter 7: I'm Trained, Now What?
    1. LOGICAL RESPONSE SCENARIOS
    2. EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER PARTICIPATION
    3. FINAL WORD
    4. REFERENCES
  15. Related Readings
  16. About the Authors