Flying the COOP: Continuity of Operations Planning

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/15/2022
9:00 am CST - 3:00 pm CST

Location
Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library


During the pandemic, many libraries grappled for the first time with long term library closures. But we learned some things, mainly that we need to have a plan! This workshop will provide hands-on plan creation to deal with the next disaster(s), because, especially in Florida, we know that’s a matter of “when” not “if.”  Attendees will work through sample templates, create lists of potential partners, and have the chance to consult with each other and experts to put together a framework for thoughtful emergency response.

Instructor: Jamie LaRue

Intended audience:

  • Staff from organizations that have no Continuity of Operations Plan
  • Staff from organizations that have a plan, but need to update it.
  • Staff from organizations that need to coordinate with other departments within their parent organization.

Developing a Continuity of Operations Plan is a team effort.  We encourage you to bring several staff members, from your library. You are also encouraged to bring staff from other city/county/college departments. PLAN has grant funds to reimburse participants for their travel.

To learn more about the project and the process, you can view the recording of the COOP Planning session from December 10.

To get you thinking before the workshop, we recommend you review the following documents:

This project is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. 100% of the total costs for the Continuity of Operations Planning project ($20,979) is supported by federal money.


For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.