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Library Director Development

Nathan Flinchum’s presentation on The Research Institute of Public Libraries (RIPL) from Friday, September 22, 2017.


Emergency Preparedness and Response:

 Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities    a curriculum developed by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in concert with the Massachusetts State Library and Archives and Department of Fire Services, which may be altered to suit any locality.

Resources available from the Library of Virginia and COSLA (Chief Officers of State  Libraries and Archives): http://www.lva.virginia.gov/agencies/records/training.htm

Library First Response Efforts in Virginia

Virginia library administrators discuss their efforts in response to the Alexandria, Virginia active shooter incident (June 14, 2017) and the Charlottesville, Virginia riots (August 12, 2017). Panelists discussed the incidents, their responses and lessons learned.

  • Rose Dawson, Alexandria Public Library
  • John Halliday, Jefferson Madison Regional Library
  • Daniel T. Wilson, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia


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