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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."
"The Weekly Epidemiological Update provides an overview of the global, regional and country-level COVID-19 cases and deaths, highlighting key data and trends; as well as other pertinent epidemiological information concerning the COVID-19 pandemic."
Library, Archive & Museum Emergency Response Resources
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
Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Preservation Specialists are available 24/7 to provide telephone advice to institutions and individuals handling collection-related disasters. Information includes advice on drying wet collections and dealing with damage from fire, pests, and mold. The 24/7 Collections Emergency hotline is 1-855-245-8303.
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.
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."