Fire, water, mold, construction problems, power-outages mishaps like these can not only bring library services to a grinding halt, but can also destroy collections and even endanger employees. Preparing for the unexpected is the foundation of a library s best response. Expert Kahn comes to the rescue with this timely update of the best step-by-step, how-to guide for preparing and responding to all types of library disasters. This completely revised third edition offers * Quick and efficient guidance for creating protocols and response plans tailored to your own institution * Pointers for handling all kinds of library materials when damaged * The last information on preparing for technology recovery * Up-to-date information on prevention equipment and materials * Dozens of reproducible checklists and forms, and a comprehensive list of resources Kahn s guide gives libraries the tools they need to face any emergency, no matter the size or scope.
Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries