Tag Archives: hurricane

Helping libraries damaged by Hurricane Irene

Image, which I hope is self-explanatory, by Darien Library. One of the first places I went after the storm was over was the local library. I was supposed to work the day earlier because our librarian literally couldn’t get to … Continue reading

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how to deal with a tornado @ your library

According to Heritage Preservation, the National Institute for Conservation 80% of U.S. collecting institutions do not have an emergency plan that includes collections, with staff trained to carry it out. The LiveJournal libraries community has an interesting thread about how … Continue reading

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Katrina: how librarians can help

This just came on the Council list. There is a Yahoo group for librarians who want to help with the Katrina Recovery Effort.

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preparedness, before and after

It’s All Good plugs OCLCs digitizing services ["aren't you glad you've done the hard work of digitizing all your special collections at times like these?"], and then points to two useful pages on the SOLINET web site: Before the Storm: … Continue reading

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emergencies, public information, and libraries

When disaster strikes, is the library web site a place you could go to for breaking news, even if the library was closed? I hate to be a disaster vulture, but I always wonder when things happen like the tsunami, … Continue reading

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