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Archive for the ‘Shelter in Place’ Category

Refinery Incident/Shelter in Place Near San Francisco

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Sheltering in Place

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Here’s a nice video from the American Red Cross about how to shelter in place. Most of the content focuses on residential planning but these principles can be applied at the workplace. Also note that they use an incident in Baltimore, MD, as an example of when to shelter in place.

Active Shooter Procedures

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Yesterday’s incident in the Perry-Castaneda Library at the University of Texas is a sad reminder that a violent incident can happen in your library. Remember Step 2 of the 10-steps: Protect yourself, your staff, and your patrons. Do you have procedures in place for an active shooter? If so, have you drilled your staff on those procedures lately? Click on this link,, to view procedures for active shooter/violent person from the University of Virginia’s Critical Incident Response Plan. Also check with your parent institution.

Introduction to Disaster Planning for Libraries

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Click here to view an 8:51 screencast that I did of the importance of disaster planning in libraries.  The focus of the screencast is on major disasters that can greatly impact library operations.