Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in School Libraries

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in School Libraries

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No school is immune to disaster, whether in the form of a natural event like a tornado or a tragedy like the violence that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The key to minimizing injury or death in an emergency is preparednessa¬Ä¬Ēsomething the school librarian is uniquely positioned to lead. This must-have book will show you how to be proactive in getting your school ready for the worst. It provides comprehensive preparedness and recovery plans, check lists, and curricular recommendations on preparedness that can be tailored to your individual library and community. Covering natural disasters, human-made disasters, and school violence, the book shows you how to conduct drills, assess vulnerabilities and risk, communicate preparedness plans, and use bibliotherapy for disaster recovery. It also describes how your library can be a safe haven for students who feel disconnected, bullied, or otherwise disenfranchised. Although the book is primarily intended for school librarians, classroom teachers will also find many ideas here for helping students be better prepared for disasters, whatever their cause or severity.Alternative 1: You may wish to assign all students to write a hurricane poem using the same format. Review some of the more familiar poetry forms such as haiku, acrostic, or free verse. 6. Alternative 2: Rather than assign all ... Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck. New York: Henry Holt, 2010. Smithanbsp;...

Title:Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in School Libraries
Author: Christie Kaaland Ed.D.
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-12-16

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