Category Archives: Flooding

A Very Wet Monday

Water is a major threat to libraries.  Over the years, water has damaged library materials via roof leaks, burst pipes, and river flooding.  As you can see from the map below, water is a major issue in several places across … Continue reading

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Introduction to Disaster Planning for Libraries

Click here to view an 8:51 screencast that I did of the importance of disaster planning in libraries.  The focus of the screencast is on major disasters that can greatly impact library operations.

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Incidents indicate variety of emergencies

Recently, there have been several stories in the news about emergencies or disasters that have befallen libraries, most notably the flooding in Louisville, KY, which devastated the lower level of the Louisville Free Public Library (story here), destroying “tens of … Continue reading

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On the same page

It’s good to be “on the same page” with an organization like Heritage Preservation!  Check out their “Do One Thing” initiative for May Day (May 1) this year.  They encourage all libraries and cultural institutions to take some of the … Continue reading

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