While we are anticipating the “end” of hurricane season, it’s a good time to take stock of our current situations–are our plans up-to-date? Is it time to start putting a plan together for your library? Do we need to squirrel away some extra supplies, like plastic sheeting or flashlight batteries? We’re fortunate to have so many excellent resources available to help us in our emergency preparedness efforts, and here’s a reminder of two rich sources for guidance and some checklists to keep us on target:
SOLINET: their site has been re-designed. Go to the Resources section, the Preservation tab, then check out the Disaster Resources page, linked in the left side menu bar. Very comprehensive information; I recommend a “shopping” approach if you don’t need the whole store. Some interesting classes coming up, too…I’m taking the one on Risk Management in November.
NEDCC: here’s the link to their page listing all the Preservation leaflets that are available from the site…scroll down on the page to Emergency Management to find their process for disaster planning as well as a “fill-in-the-blank” disaster plan.