Superstorm Sandy: Status OF Libraries, Reporting ON Libraries
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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.
American Libraries Association, http://www.ala.org/
“Reports still coming in on library flooding from Hurricane Sandy”
Association of College & Research Libraries, http://www.acrl.ala.org/
“Post-Hurricane Sandy Message From the ACRL Board”
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/
“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 State Library, 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”
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