How an outbreak could affect libraries
We do not know when a pandemic will break out. It is a useful exercise to consider the effects of a pandemic on library operations. Avian flu could break out in Asia and spread worldwide. Adequate supplies of vaccines might not be available. Libraries could be shut down for lengthy periods. The risk of vandalism to library facilities could increase. Layoffs could occur. Electronic resources could keep libraries in operation. Exercise, hand washing, and maintaining good health can ward off illness.
It might not happen. Despite recent warnings ...
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