According to the CDC, flu activity most commonly peaks in January and February. Click on this URL, http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/WeeklyFluActivityMap.htm, to see the latest summary of flu activity in the United States. As you will see, the flu is currently widespread in many states.
Click on this URL, http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6671751.html, for a summary of a session on active shooters at the 2009 ALA Conference. The session was moderated by University of California-Davis librarian Amy Kautzman and featured a panel of two law enforcement officers. It’s a short read with some very good suggestions.
On Thanksgiving Day, flooding occurred at the Ferndale Public Library (Michigan) when the library’s rainwater treatment system malfunctioned. The library is currently closed and is hoping to open again in February. Click on this URL, http://www.ferndale.lib.mi.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103, for a very nice update of the situation from the Ferndale Library Board of Trustees.