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This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.
Emergency Preparedness for Special Populations
Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
This page from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Special Information Services (SIS) contains selected links to information for organizations preparing for disasters with special populations in mind, as well as outreach information libraries can share with special populations such as the elderly and the hearing or visually impaired.
ALA Fact Sheet: Disaster Preparedness
ALA's fact sheet collects resources from agencies such as Conservation Online (CoOL) and the Regional Alliance for Preservation. Links to FEMA and Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) provide broader disaster recovery information.
Conservation Online (CoOL): Resources for Conservation Professionals
This web site, operated by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, contains links to topics including the conservation of particular materials, healthy and safety, mold, and pest management.
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this comprehensive web site offers links to disaster information organized by type (including fires, pandemic, and flooding cause by severe weather), medical sites such as PubMed and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Catalog, and specific resources for librarians wanting to serve as disaster outreach specialists.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA offers guidelines for planning for and coping with disasters, as well as information about applying for recovery assistance.
Heritage Emergency National Task Force
FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution cosponsor the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies.
Library of Congress: Preservation
An exhaustive site with information on collection maintenance, preservation, emergency preparedness, and preparedness outreach.
Northeast Document Conservation Center: Disaster Assistance
NDCC provides preservation services as well as disaster assistance for those needing recovery help with paper-based collections.