Jason Broughton Real Time

Recording of the session is at the end of this post

Jason Broughton will be our guest on the Librarian.Support real time session. Join us Thursday morning March 26th at 9 am Eastern Time.


Topics may include: Library resources and emergency management. Librarians in emergency management positions! Emergency management, information and archival systems, and project management. This can be for cultural institutions or for embedded librarianship in county, state, and federal government positions to assist with finding information to assist in the effort to promote communication, awareness, and collaboration

The session will be recorded

A 2014 SLIS alumnus and SLIS Fellow, Jason Broughton was appointed state librarian of Vermont in April 2019. Broughton leads the Department of Libraries within the Agency of Administration and is the first African American to hold the post.

Jason sent along this list of related resources:

List of websites and resources for the conversation with Dr. Lankes.


Is your institution ready to deal with a disaster today?

Disasters can come in all shapes and sizes, from natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes) to emergencies resulting from an accident (burst water pipe), deferred maintenance (leaking roof), or negligence (fire or mold). An effective response will be determined by how well prepared you are to deal with a disaster.

Disaster planning is an essential component of preserving your institution’s collections. With a written disaster plan, libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other collection-holding institutions can reduce the risk of disaster and minimize losses. dPlan is perfect for small and medium-sized institutions that do not have in-house preservation staff. dPlan is also valuable for large library systems or museum campuses that need to develop separate but related plans for multiple buildings, locations, or branches.

dPlan can help you create a plan for disaster prevention and response. Enter data into the online template to create a customized disaster plan for your institution. This plan will help you:

  • prevent or mitigate disasters,
  • prepare for the most likely emergencies,
  • respond quickly to minimize damage if disaster strikes, and
  • recover effectively from disaster while continuing to provide services to your community.

FEMA-  https://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/emergency

The first step when developing an emergency response plan is to conduct a risk assessment to identify potential emergency scenarios. An understanding of what can happen will enable you to determine resource requirements and to develop plans and procedures to prepare your business. The emergency plan should be consistent with your performance objectives.

John Hopkins Coronavirus COVID19 global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering


ALA Disaster Preparedness & Response


Financial Planning for Natural Disasters: A workbook for local governments and Regions


This workbook, spreadsheet tool, and webinar were developed by the NADO Research Foundation and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

[UPDATE]: In April 2015, a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet was released to supplement “Financial Planning for Natural Disasters: A Workbook for Local Government and Regions.”  This spreadsheet replicates the Appendix on pages 36-47 in the workbook.  It provides formulas to assist with some of the calculations in each of the module worksheets; however, it does require the collection of some external data.  You can download the spreadsheet here (Microsoft Excel). 

COOP Planning


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