National Emergency Training Center library newsletter Spring 2018

Library highlights

night at the library

On June 6, as part of the 20th Annual FEMA Higher Education Symposium, the library hosted a gathering of authors for a meet-and-greet event that included a talk by Head Librarian Edward Metz and a tour of our facilities. The authors of The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure, Homeland Security: The Essentials, and Assistive Technology and Older Adults in Disasters: Implications for Emergency Management were among the attendees.

National Library Week

Kirby Kiefer

National Fire Academy Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kirby Kiefer was among the attendees at the library's Open House held April 12 to commemorate National Library Week. This year's theme was “Libraries Lead” and included a scavenger hunt for students along with a number of other activities. This was the NETC Library's first National Library Week, which is recognized annually during the second week of April. Watch this space for information on next year's festivities.

Thirty years and counting

cake and flowers

June 6 also marked the 30-year anniversary of Librarian Beth Tredinnick's tenure at the library. Congratulations Beth! It's been a great run and it's only going to get better.

book collection
  • April: Leadership. In recognition of the 60th annual National Library Week (April 8-14) and its theme “Libraries Lead,” this collection showcased reference materials on leadership for not only the fire and emergency services, but all organizations.
  • May: Building Safety. In recognition of Building Safety Month, our collection featured titles on safe and sustainable building construction, and the need for code enforcement and protection from all types of disasters.
  • June: EMI Higher Education Symposium. Enjoy this collection of materials related to themes and presenters at the Emergency Management Institute's annual symposium on higher education for emergency managers.

New to our library

Titles added to our collection

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