Closing Tweets

A quick review of the “NEPR Times” Twitter feed (see left side bar, “Library Closings & Related Tweets”), provides an interesting study of the kinds of events that can cause library closings.  Over the past ten days (January 18-January 27), here’s the distribution:

  • Inclement weather (8)
  • Flooding (5)
  • Air quality
  • Staff illness
  • Network upgrade
  • Power outage
  • Threat (bomb?)
  • Interior flood from a burst overhead pipe

If you open the feed, you’ll see that some libraries provide information about which services, if any, will be available–good examples of trying to provide some services despite a disruption.  Do you have your Pocket Response Plan (PReP) complete and ready to help you keep your library’s core services up and running in an emergency?  Visit the “Writing Your Disaster Plan” page (top menu bar or right side menu) for an example and to download a template.

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