The University of Delaware, Disaster Research Center in partnership with the Delaware Division of Libraries, Delaware Medical Corps, Delaware Division of Health, University of Delaware Health Sciences Library and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region will plan a state-wide event to strengthen the involvement of libraries in assisting with health and disaster information needs before, during and after an emergency. This project will promote partnership building and identify action steps to link libraries and members of the emergency planning community. An education component will incorporate NLM resources to support responders and the community; emergency planners will speak on ways libraries can assist them in planning and response; and library staff will explore what it means to be a second responder' for their respective emergency planning and patron communities.

Project Details

Organization Name

University of Delaware

Organization Type
Academic institution
Project Lead


Start Date
November 1, 2016
End Date
April 30, 2017
Funding Amount
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional