State Library Hosts Emergency Preparedness Summit

Emergency Prparedness and Disaster Planning Summit, September 9-10, 2021

Don't get caught off guard. Register for the Emergency Preparedness Summit September 9 and 10 in Columbia. Library administrators, staff, and partners will boost preparation skills and learn how to cope during disasters and after they occur. Featured topics include:


  • Emergency and disaster preparedness planning
  • Creating a disaster plan
  • Emergency preparedness considerations for people with disabilities
  • Design before disaster
  • Crisis communications
  • Mental health for staff
  • Librarians' roles
  • Supporting staff in emergencies
  • Partnerships, including the FEMA Ambassador Program

Colleagues will share their experiences living through disasters. The NEDCC will offer a Collections and Salvage workshop and a Disaster Plan Stress Test. Registration is $25 and closes on Friday, September 3. Participants may pay by check. Please include the participant's name and the event title with your payment. Make checks to South Carolina State Library at the following address:


Attn: Finance Department

SC State Library

1500 Senate Street

Columbia, SC 29201


Hotel Accommodations:


Hilton Garden Inn Columbia

1200 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29201



Rooms are $124.26 plus tax. Reservations are available online.