Aware and Ready
To be prepared, one must always be aware and ready. Aware of potential risks and ready to respond when something happens. The tornadoes that accompanied the line of severe weather that covered an area from the Midwest to the Atlantic seaboard in late October (see map below) gave all libraries east of the Rockies the time to prepare for a potential service disruption. Were you ready? Do you have a one-page service continuity pocket response plan (PReP) (http://nnlm.gov/ep/disaster-plan-templates/)? If not, please download the template and fill it out. The PReP greatly facilitates preparedness and response activities. It’s easy to keep up-to-date and it’s always with you. No matter where you are when something happens, you’ll be ready.