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Disaster Planning for Libraries by Guy Robertson

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Orientation and training programmes

Abstract

Orientation and training programmes are essential in effective disaster response, resumption and continuity. No library disaster plan is complete without a programme that introduces employees at all levels to the more significant aspects of that library’s risk profile and disaster plan. All employees should attend orientation sessions that cover disaster-related topics at a high level. Some employees should take advanced training in specific fields related to their library operations. To educate employees, libraries can distribute information to their employees through home circulars, newsletter and intranet articles, general orientation sessions and management security sessions. In-house trainers ...

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