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Hurricane Sandy: UPDATE on Status of Libraries, Reporting about Libraries

Links to news stories, rumor control, recovery info for libraries, response from library associations, and more.

The Toolkit is the best source of information for libraries affected by a disaster and includes NN/LM disaster plans. The focus is on continuity of operations (COOP) and planning/recovery for events that affect buildings, collections, services and library staff.

LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS

NEWS STORIES

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.

GETTING IT RIGHT

While so many are working to disseminate accurate information, it’s interesting to ponder why and how FAKE information is passed along.  This blog entry lists web sites and stories about misinformation on Sandy:  http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/2012/11/04/sandy-and-media-literacy/

Hurricane Sandy–Rumor Control:  http://www.fema.gov/hurricane-sandy-rumor-control

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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