DRC-Disaster Research Center

About us


Pat Young

Resource Collection Coordinator
166 Graham Hall
Newark, DE 19716-2581
Phone: (302) 831-6618
Fax: (302) 831-2091
Email: pyoung@udel.edu


Pat currently serves as the Resource Collection Coordinator for the DRC’s E.L. Quarantelli Resource Collections. She has spent over seventeen years in academic libraries including work at the Eastman School of Music’s Sibley Music Library and at the Edward G. Miner Medical Library at Strong Memorial Hospital (University of Rochester).  Pat holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies. She has also completed the certificate program in Museum Studies at the University of Delaware.  Pat is particularly interested in library and museum preservation issues, especially as they relate to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. She is a founding member and current Vice chair of the Emergency Response Working Group (ERWG) at the University of Delaware. Pat is also a founding member of the Delaware Disaster Assistance Team (DDAT.)