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People, paper, data

Disaster planning for libraries

Abstract

Risks prevail at all libraries, which require disaster plans to protect employees, patrons, and facilities. Disaster plans should include measures for preparedness, response, and resumption. Emergency supplies should be available at all library sites. A sample response plan for a library describes what employees should do to stay safe during disasters. This plan covers risks such as fire, flooding, explosions, bomb threats, earthquakes, toxic spills, and severe weather.

Keywords

Risk

Earthquake

Fire

Flooding

Preparedness

Disaster response

Business resumption

Site-specific

First aid

Emergency supplies.

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