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Contingency planning and emergency management concepts as applied to libraries.

Contingency planning and emergency management concepts as applied to libraries.

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  • 1. When LES is More: Library Emergency Strategies by Diane Cordell
  • 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/28017515@N03/3470276439/in/set-72157617259403472/
  • 3. Emergency: a condition of urgent need for action or assistance
  • 4. “Emergency management... is a discipline that involves preparing for disaster before it occurs; disaster response; and supporting and rebuilding...after...disasters have occurred.” - Wikipedia
  • 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/restlessglobetrotter/498649407/
  • 6. Risk Analysis
  • 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgmdigital/2899230443/
  • 8. Anticipate possible scenarios
  • 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/3655969166/
  • 10. Consider potential impact
  • 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/readerwalker/3382704285/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/iblee/1474937434/
  • 12. Preparation and Groundwork
  • 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sylmercier22/3019202945/
  • 14. Gather data
  • 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/maisonbisson/71080638/
  • 16. Inventory assets
  • 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/weesen/4219197120/
  • 18. Be flexible and inclusive
  • 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicepopkorn/2138950212/
  • 20. Identify potential allies
  • 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/3999719025/
  • 22. Formulate communication plans
  • 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cizake/4164756091/
  • 24. Continuity Planning
  • 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilsingapore/3155141893/
  • 26. Identify and focus on essential elements
  • 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/funch/2094491275/in/photostream/
  • 28. Monitor and adjust the plan as the situation changes
  • 29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jvanroyen/2417888519/
  • 30. Act, rather than react
  • 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/saspotato/3280407899/
  • 32. Recovery
  • 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/94693506@N00/264170934/
  • 34. Don’t just restore the program - make it better
  • 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/franklinparklibrary/2671756960/
  • 36. Collaboration Station, Emory University http://www.flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/491233788/in/set-72157600991481887/
  • 37. Australian International School of Singapore http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelibrarianedge/2840540263/
  • 38. “Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.” -William James
  • 39. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sergemelki/3440328630/
  • 40. Resources and Links: http://dmcordellresources.blogspot.com/ Contact Information: dmcordell@gmail.com