Category Archives: Preparedness

Take the Library Disaster Readiness Test

On a sheet of paper, give yourself a tick mark for each time you answer Yes to one the 15 elements of a library at a state of disaster readiness listed below.  Add up your score.  Most libraries will score … Continue reading

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Responding to Sudden Events: Keep it Simple

What sudden events can happen at your library?  Can you and your staff respond to them without needing to look up the response?  Take a look at these easy-to-remember responses and then contact your local law enforcement officials to see … 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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A Call to Action

Last night I looked up and watched as four strangers applied splints to my arm and leg.  Another stranger applied pressure to my carotid artery to stem the bleeding.  They worked quickly and watched constantly for any changes in my … Continue reading

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