Disaster? No plan? What a library director should do
A fictional library director is faced with a disaster. A fire destroys a branch, and there is no disaster plan in place. What now? There are seven recommended steps to deal with the circumstances. These steps include information gathering, anticipating negative media attention, supporting library staff, deputizing, normalizing, and planning for the future.
“I always pass on good advice,” wrote Oscar Wilde. “It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of use to oneself.” Since you became the director of your library, you’ve agreed wholeheartedly. When a colleague ...