Category Archives: In the News

Disaster Aid via Smartphones

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that survivors of disaster can now apply for federal assistance via smart phone.   See the full press release for details.  According to the release, this new tool is one aspect of FEMA’s initiative to make its … Continue reading

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Tracking Tsunamis

For some interesting data about the tsunami that was generated by the recent earthquake off the coast of Chile, visit the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning web site that details the sequence of advisories and warnings.  Even though Hawaii was fortunately spared … Continue reading

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Flash Mob at Old Dominion University Library

What would you do if hundreds of students suddenly swarmed your library?  Take a look at this news video from December 10th.

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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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