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Archive for August, 2011

Hurricane Irene

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

As the east coast prepares for Hurricane Irene, we want to remind users of the following resources:

The NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit is an excellent source of information on preparing a disaster plan for your library, provides current information on disasters (including updates on Irene), and information on how to obtain assistance. See http://nnlm.gov/ep/

If your library is closing ahead of the storm, please set your Out of Office message in DOCLINE to prevent new requests from routing to your library. Go to Institutions, Update. Navigate to the Out of Office tab, and enter dates. If your return is uncertain, you can leave that blank. You can enter an active date in the Out of Office window upon your return. The Regional Medical Libraries are standing by for any requests, and will want to know of any problems that might arise during the storm. You can reach your RML through the Contact Us link in DOCLINE or by calling 1-800-338-7657. Canadian libraries can call CISTI at 1-800-668-1222.

For personal and family preparation, see the Ready.gov site http://www.ready.gov/america/index.html