Librarians as Second Responders

Graduate, Professional Development
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Digital Badge for Librarians as Second Responders

Libraries are vital sources of social infrastructure and librarians have served as second responders during times of disaster or social unrest. In this course, you learn how to provide necessary and valuable services to your community during times of crisis.

You will develop an emergency response and reopening plan to demonstrate your ability to provide continuity of operations when interruptions take place.

This course consists of a 6-hour (1-day) training on the need for librarians as second responders following disaster with topics including crisis management and continuation of operations.

You will complete a pre- and post-assessment to judge your knowledge and create a sample emergency plan relevant to your current institution by implementing new techniques learned in the training.

What are Microcredentials?

Whether you’re a current student or a working professional, microcredentials will help you develop new, relevant and demonstrable skills that can give you an edge in a competitive job market. 

Microcredentials at the University at Albany are a collection of courses and experiences that teach industry-aligned skills and competencies, which are documented by digital badges. 

Being able to clearly articulate your skills means you’ll be better positioned to bridge the gap between college and career, or between your current job and your dream job. You can also stack microcredentials into larger skillsets and credentials.

Our programs are developed using established faculty governance processes and endorsed by UAlbany, so the skills you learn are portable, meaningful and high quality. The programs are offered at the undergraduate or graduate level, or as an opportunity for continuing education. Many are conveniently offered online.