Author Archives: Dan Wilson

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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Report of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Summit in Charlottesville, VA

Normalcy and Intelligence: A forum to discuss ways libraries and information professionals can strengthen a community’s emergency planning strategy Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Central Library of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library System Charlottesville, Virginia Panelists: Ryan McCay, Emergency Planner, Thomas … Continue reading

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Diary of a Winter Storm at the UVA Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Wednesday, February 12, 2014: 15:20 A major winter storm is expected to move into Virginia later this afternoon and potentially drop 10 – 15 inches of snow and sleet.  If we get sleet on top of snow, then there is … Continue reading

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