Library as Safe Haven

Library as Safe Haven

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Libraries have always played a special role in times of disaster by continuing to provide crucial information and services. The Stafford Act of 2011, a federal government directive, designates libraries as among the temporary facilities delivering essential services, making a Continuity of Operations Plan imperative for libraries. Peppered with informative first-person narratives from librarians recounting emergency situations, Halsted, Clifton, and Wilson cover such topics as: An eight-step approach to developing a risk assessment planHow to draft a one-page service continuity planInformation on how to use mobile devices and social media effectively in times of disasterSample disaster plans, along with model exercises, manuals and customizable communicationsPublished in cooperation with the Medical Library Association (MLA), this nuts-and-bolts resource will enable libraries of all kinds to do their best while planning for the worst.Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery; A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians Deborah D. Halsted, Shari C. Clifton, ... Have a batterypowered radio or television available (with spare batteries). ... Just be sure your car is in a well ventilated place (remove it from the garage) and do not go to your car until any danger hasanbsp;...

Title:Library as Safe Haven
Author:Deborah D. Halsted, Shari C. Clifton, Daniel T. Wilson
Publisher:American Library Association - 2014-05-01


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