Susan’s Suggestions for Pain-free Disaster Planning

Suggestion #5:  Begin to write a procedure for opening the library and providing essential services with minimal staffing.  In some cases, one person can open the library, in others, several people may be necessary, or your organization may elect not to open with minimal staffing.  If you are not familiar with procedures for the essential services, ask for information from the supervisors in the departments that would be represented, such as Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Information Services (Reference).  Many procedures will probably be documented already and can be sent to you as attachments to email.  Once the procedure is complete, have it reviewed by the various supervisors.