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The purpose of this plan is the following:
1. To provide guidance that aims to reduce morbidity and mortality, which will in turn preserve continuity of essential government functions, and minimize the social and economic impact of an influenza pandemic in Alaska.
2. To define general roles, responsibilities and actions of key stakeholders during an influenza pandemic
3. To serve as a guide for local health care partners, response agencies, and other stakeholders in the development of local pandemic influenza response plans.
This course defines and describes continuity of operations (COOP) planning and why it is important for libraries to have a continuity plan in case of emergencies. "This free course also provides a one-page continuity plan template with instructions that librarians or information specialists can use to develop their own plan."
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Heritage Emergency Programs web page has links to the following PDFs: Disaster Supplies Shopping List, Field Guide Assessment Form, and Rapid Collections Assessment
WESTPAS is available to provide disaster assistance to libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and other cultural institutions. Institutions are encouraged to call for assistance as soon as possible. The emergency toll-free number 888-905-7737 will connect you with a disaster response specialist.
An all-hazards health reference tool designed to provide state, local and tribal health professionals with guidelines on initiating a response during the first 24 hours of a disaster. Guide is available in English and Spanish.
"The Natural Hazards Center Library is a singular collection of hazards resources that focus on how society copes with natural hazards and catastrophic events. Our library houses a wide spectrum of information for both researchers and practitioners. Regardless of discipline, this extensive collection will provide practical, applied, and academic support to those in need of disaster knowledge.
Anyone can search the library’s online catalog, which provides bibliographic access to the collection, and direct access to hundreds of titles."
Index, with abstracts, of periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
"The manual is intended to be a tactical reference for both oil spill planning and response activities. It is available for use by the spill response community, including federal, state, local, industry, and spill response organizations throughout Alaska."