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Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery; A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians | Deborah D. Halsted, Shari C. Clifton, Daniel T. Wilson
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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.
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“Ideally, no librarian would ever have to face a disastrous situation, but the reality is that many will. Every geographic area of the world faces environmental challenges, be it a hurricane, blizzard, tsunami, tornado, or earthquake. Any library can suffer from localized disasters such as mild outbreak, flooding from water pipes, bug infestation, or computer hacking. Unfortunately, libraries must be cognizant of disasters caused by humankind...”

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