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Lights out! Dealing with power outages in your library

Abstract

Libraries are often unprepared for power outages. During an outage, a library’s electrical systems can shut down. Library employees struggle to deal with the results, which can include inconvenience for patrons and loss of work time. Many larger libraries rely on generators for emergency power supplies. Flashlights are very useful, and can be used to direct patrons toward exits. Owing to climate change and possible grid failures, in future, librarians can expect more outages.

Keywords

Power outage

Outage

Backup power

Flashlights

Generator

Safety

Electric doors

Climate change

Data loss

High winds.

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