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Superstorm Sandy: Status OF Libraries, Reporting ON Libraries

If you are aware of additional news items, please send to cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov for compilation in follow-up email. Thanks.

 

NLM REGIONAL MEDICAL LIBRARIES and NATIONAL NETWORK OF LIBRARIES OF MEDICINE

 

Libraries can report their status to their Regional Medical Library (RML). The affected regions are:

 

New England Region home page, http://nnlm.gov/ner/. This RML for CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT is open.

 

Middle Atlantic Region home page, http://nnlm.gov/mar/. This RML for DE, NJ, NY and PA is open.

*See their home page for info on RML services and resources following the storm.

*Disaster Information Resources page, http://nnlm.gov/mar/outreach/emergency.html.

 

Southeastern/Atlantic Region home page, http://nnlm.gov/sea/. This RML is open. It was closed Oct 29-30 with calls routed to the Pacific Northwest Region.

*Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery Resources for the Southeastern/Atlantic Region, http://nnlm.gov/sea/services/emergency/disasterrelief.html. Includes “Emergency Preparedness Resources” for each state and a list of Emergency Preparedness Committee members from each state.

 

The NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit, http://nnlm.gov/ep/, is the best source for information useful for libraries affected by a disaster and on National Network of Libraries of Medicine disaster plans. The focus is on continuity of operations (COOP) and planning/recovery for events that affect buildings, collections, services and library staff.

 

VETERANS AFFAIRS LIBRARY NETWORK (VALNET), VA LIBRARIES

Please send any Sandy-related news on libraries at VA healthcare facilities.

 

LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS

American Libraries Association, http://www.ala.org/

“Reports still coming in on library flooding from Hurricane Sandy”

http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/10312012/reports-still-coming-library-flooding-hurricane-sandy

 

Association of College & Research Libraries, http://www.acrl.ala.org/

“Post-Hurricane Sandy Message From the ACRL Board”

http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/6171

 

Could not find reports (yet) from:

*Medical Library Association, https://www.mlanet.org/

*Special Libraries Association, http://www.sla.org/ and its Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Advisory Council, http://www.sla.org/content/community/committe/emerprep.cfm,

*Public Library Association, http://www.ala.org/pla/

 

NEWS SOURCES

“New York City Libraries Relatively Unscathed; New Jersey Still Taking Stock”

http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/11/industry-news/new-york-city-libraries-relatively-unscathed-new-jersey-still-taking-stock/

This article also lists numerous news stories related to libraries and Sandy.

 

STATE BY STATE

Only NJ and NY state libraries and library associations have Sandy-related info.

 

New Jersey Library Assn., http://njla.org/, has photos, http://www.flickr.com/groups/njlasandyrecovery/ .

 

New Jersey State Library, news

http://www.njstatelib.org/news

 

Metropolitan New York Library Council, http://metro.org/articles/ , has items on

“Surveying the Effects of Sandy on Libraries, Archives, and Museums”

“Disaster Recovery Resources”

 

New York State Library

“Recovery from 2012 Hurricane Storm Damage”

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/12storms.htm

 

Submitted by Cindy Love

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov

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