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New Promotional Brochure Available

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

We’ve just updated our promotional brochure, “NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit.”  See it at, or click on the “About the NN/LM Plan” tab on the top menu, then click on “Promotional Brochures.”  The new brochure contains more detail about what’s in the Toolkit and how you can use it.  Let us know what you think!

Closing Tweets

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

A quick review of the “NEPR Times” Twitter feed (see left side bar, “Library Closings & Related Tweets”), provides an interesting study of the kinds of events that can cause library closings.  Over the past ten days (January 18-January 27), here’s the distribution:

  • Inclement weather (8)
  • Flooding (5)
  • Air quality
  • Staff illness
  • Network upgrade
  • Power outage
  • Threat (bomb?)
  • Interior flood from a burst overhead pipe


Just the FAQs, Ma’am

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Especially if you’re new to this site, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page (see top or side menu).  We’ve tried to answer questions that will help you find what you’re looking for on the site and to know whom to contact for help or more information about emergency preparedness/response and service continuity.  Do you have a question that isn’t answered in the FAQs?  Just send it along to Susan Yowell ( or Dan Wilson ( and we will do our best to answer it.

New TTE Page

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

What is a TTE, you ask?  TTE is the acronym for a key piece of emergency management and planning, the Table-Top Exercise.  Over the past three years, we’ve used various TTEs in our training with NN/LM members and other groups, and they are always motivating and effective.  They place people in roles in an emergency scenario and generate some very interesting and productive insights.  Check our new “Table-Top Exercises” page (or see the top menu) for more information about TTEs and for two exercises we’ve written to help get you started.