Disaster Planning: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

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Written by experienced librarians who know because they’ve recovered from disasters, this important how-to helps librarians prepare for hurricanes, computer hackers, earthquakes, explosions, fires, floods, terrorist attacks, and other events too awesome to contemplate. Disaster Planning shows you how to:

* Create a working disaster team
* Establish a communications strategy
* Develop response plans
* Identify the proper relief/recovery agencies for your library

The companion CD-ROM is full of tools you can use, including: sample disaster plans, a downloadable and customizable template for creating your own disaster plan, links to disaster planning Web sites, a comprehensive directory of electronic resources and planning aids, and a disaster planning database with links to national agencies. No library, museum, or archive--small or large--should be without this preparedness guide.

Felicia Little

Richard Jasper

Deborah Halsted

Deborah D. Halsted has over 30 years of professional library experience, primarily in academic medical libraries. It was after severe flooding in the Texas Medical Center Library in Houston caused by Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 that she became involved in disaster planning and recovery. In 2005 she coauthored Disaster Planning: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians based on her personal experiences. She has remained active in disaster planning, especially in extensive training in the National Incident Management System Incident Command System, which is vital to any incident, large or small. She received her master's degree in library science from Florida State University.