North Carolina HSLs Preparing for Irene

Rick Peterson, Deputy Director of the Duke University Medical Center Library, has initiated a test of the North Carolina HSLs email communication system in preparation for possible landfall of Hurricane Irene later this week.  Representatives of libraries participating  in their Mutual Aid Agreement are currently responding to Rick’s test message.  Following this test, the backup communication system will also be tested.  Kudos to North Carolina for leading the way in demonstrating how a state or network can respond collectively to a disaster.