Daily Archives: January 12, 2011

Planning for Your Next Service Disruption

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) recommends that all libraries create a response plan based on the Pocket Response Plan (PReP) that was developed by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA). This is a one-page plan that can … Continue reading

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Library Book Drops

When we teach about risk assessment, we mention book drops as potential targets for arsonists. Here’s a story about a fire started in a book drop at the Portsmouth Public Library in Portsmouth, Virginia: http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/portsmouth/portsmouth-library-catches-fire

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State Library of Queensland (Australia)

We’ve been following the flooding at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Here is a map, some pictures and reports: Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=queensland+state+library&um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=643&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il Reports: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/queensland-floods/deadly-wave-heads-for-brisbane/story-fn7iwx3v-1225985949229 Pictures: http://twitpic.com/3p7zbs / http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=272291&id=822662788&l=2733269ca1

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A Snowy Winter

The winter weather continues to close libraries along the east coast. On Monday and Tuesday, many libraries closed in Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, and North Carolina. Today, many libraries are closed in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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