Author Archives: Dan Wilson

What is Your Library’s Disaster Readiness Culture (DRC) Score?

On a sheet of paper, give yourself a tick mark for each time you answer Yes to one the 12 elements of a library at a state of disaster readiness listed below.  Add up your score.  Most libraries will score … Continue reading

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Responding to Sudden Events: Keep it Simple

What sudden events can happen at your library?  Can you and your staff respond to them without needing to look up the response?  Take a look at these easy-to-remember responses and then contact your local law enforcement officials to see … Continue reading

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OPAL (One Page All Libraries) Podcast Available

On March 25th [New Jersey] State Librarian Mary Chute’s podcast discussion focused on One Page All Libraries (OPAL), a service continuity plan for libraries that helps you get your services up and running again, as quickly as possible, after a … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Sample Situation Report

Communicating with your staff is essential before a severe weather event .  Here is a sample situation report that you can adapt for your workplace: Please remember to dial _______ tomorrow morning before heading out to work. If the library is … Continue reading

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