Chair's and President's Programs
ALA Unit/Subunit: SUSTAINRT
Meeting Type: Chair's Program,Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Libraries and librarians can (and do) play a pivotal role in helping vulnerable communities build the physical, social, economic, and emotional resources and skills necessary to endure and thrive in the face of catastrophic climate, social, and economic disruptions. Librarian who work in a community/area especially prone to catastrophic weather events like flood, fire, drought, etc. respond to crisis by assisting their communities to recover. Please come hear the first-hand insights of two librarians, one public, one academic, on enlisting or providing support for their communities impacted by the disruption wrought after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana in 2005.
This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).