Category Archives: Pandemics/Epidemics

Peak Flu Season

According to the CDC, flu activity most commonly peaks in January and February. Click on this URL,, to see the latest summary of flu activity in the United States. As you will see, the flu is currently widespread in … 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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Every morning, I spend about 20 minutes looking over my RSS news feeds, all related to emergency preparedness.  Currently, most of the news is about the just-ended hurricane season, however, I’ve noticed a trend toward a greater concern about the … Continue reading

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Progress in Alabama

Thanks to a grant from the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the NN/LM, an Emergency Preparedness & Service Continuity meeting was held before the annual meeting of the Alabama Health Libraries Association (ALHeLA) last week in Mobile, Alabama.  Featured were Dr. Ronald … Continue reading

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