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The role of libraries in emergency preparedness planning, response, and recovery is often overlooked by first responders. This conference will be a community forum for public library leaders and local emergency management personnel. Participants will learn about best practices in other states and participate in dialogue between library leaders and first responders about the potential role of libraries in disaster response.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Richland County Public Library, Bostick Auditorium, 1341 Assembly St., Columbia, SC

Conference Agenda | Conference Resources| Conference Photos


Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian, State Library of Louisiana - Bio | Presentation | Hurricanes Brochure

Sam Hodge, Emergency Manager, Georgetown County Emergency Management - Bio

Dwight McInvaill, Director, Georgetown County Library -Bio | Presentation

Joe Ryan, Project Manager, Hurricane/Disaster Preparedness and Response by Utilizing Florida’s Public Libraries Project -Bio | Presentation | Appendices


QUESTIONS? Call (803)733-3321 or e-mail

Sponsored by

South Carolina Emergency Management Division • South Carolina State Library • Richland County Public Library University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library

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Funded by

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region

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