This would be a good time to review your pandemic planning procedures and perform a table-top drill. For instance, are you ready to continue access to your resources and core services if your library is closed for, say, one week? Click on the link below to view a table from the University of Virginia’s Health Sciences Library’s Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan detailing the assignment of responsibilities in the event of a pandemic. Feel free to borrow.
Also, if you would like more information on the interlibrary loan backup plan developed by the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library and the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, please see the article in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association.