Disasters don’t always come in the form of earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Recently, several sections of journal stacks at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University collapsed, falling sideways and creating a domino effect that spilled bound journals 4 and 5 feet deep through about a dozen ranges of shelving and completely blocking the door to a restroom. Fortunately, the stacks fell when the library was closed, so no one was injured. However, the shelving collapse did disrupt service provision for over a week. The lesson here is to make sure your shelving is properly installed, braced top and bottom, and checked frequently for stability!
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- Our CMHSL service continuity team just updated our one page plan. The meeting lasted just 20 mins. We are now ready for winter. about 1 week ago from Twitter Web Client
- Bad cable under parking lot responsible for power outage at Billings Public Library. http://t.co/MXLm9s9uDI about 2 weeks ago from Twitter Web Client
- Pinterest is a great place to get ideas for your emergency kit. Here's a link to a collection of boards: http://t.co/78FEXSSJFa about 2 weeks ago from Twitter Web Client
- Pics from yesterday's NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Summit in State College, PA. It was a great success! http://t.co/ubEIvvSpTR about 2 weeks ago from Twitter Web Client
- Check out the refreshed look of the NN/LM EP&R website. And while there, take the library disaster readiness test. http://t.co/ntZBBxAyyk about 3 months ago from TweetDeck
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