Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Great Opportunity

The severe winter storm that affected (and still affecting) the Midwest, South, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast, gave libraries in these regions a great opportunity to activate their service continuity plans. If you don’t have a plan, this is a good … Continue reading

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One Bag of Popcorn

A bag of popcorn burning in a microwave at the Kansas State University Hale Library in Manhattan, Kansas, set off the library’s sprinkler system a couple of months ago. As Rebecca Brown, Kansas Outreach and Technology Liaison (NN/LM MCR), stated … Continue reading

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Virginia EP&R Conference Announcement

What About the Library? The Value of Libraries Before and After a Major Disaster will be presented at the Twin Hickory Branch of the Henrico Public Library (Richmond, VA)¬†on Wednesday, October 6th. Keynote speaker will be Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian, … Continue reading

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15 years ago in Northridge, CA

In January of 1994, the Northridge area of California was shaken by a level 6.7 earthquake, which devastated the area, including California State University at Northridge. See Susan Curzon’s story of the destruction of her library at CSU, and how … Continue reading

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