Libraries and community disasters headline Columbia conference

Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - More than 55 community emergency management staff and public library directors from across the state will meet in Columbia to discuss the role of public libraries during disasters.

The group is expected to meet at the Richland County Public Library on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a conference entitled "Community Disaster Response: The Role of Public Libraries" to dissect a library's role in disaster response.

The 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.

Conference sponsors include the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, South Carolina State Library, Richland County Public Library, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library.  The conference is being funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

For conference agenda, speaker information and more, click here.

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