When LES is More:
  Library Emergency Strategies
                            by Diane Cordell
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28017515@N03/3470276439/in/set-72157617259403472/
Emergency:
a condition of urgent need for action
            or assistance
“Emergency management... is a discipline that
involves preparing for disaster before it occurs;
    disaster response; and...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/restlessglobetrotter/498649407/
Risk Analysis
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgmdigital/2899230443/
Anticipate possible
    scenarios
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/3655969166/
Consider potential
     impact
http://www.flickr.com/photos/readerwalker/3382704285/




                                                       http://www...
Preparation and
 Groundwork
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sylmercier22/3019202945/
Gather data
http://www.flickr.com/photos/maisonbisson/71080638/
Inventory assets
http://www.flickr.com/photos/weesen/4219197120/
Be flexible and inclusive
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicepopkorn/2138950212/
Identify potential allies
http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/3999719025/
Formulate
communication plans
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cizake/4164756091/
Continuity Planning
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilsingapore/3155141893/
Identify and focus on
  essential elements
http://www.flickr.com/photos/funch/2094491275/in/photostream/
Monitor and adjust the
 plan as the situation
       changes
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jvanroyen/2417888519/
Act, rather than react
http://www.flickr.com/photos/saspotato/3280407899/
Recovery
http://www.flickr.com/photos/94693506@N00/264170934/
Don’t just restore the
program - make it better
http://www.flickr.com/photos/franklinparklibrary/2671756960/
Collaboration Station,
 Emory University




            http://www.flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/491233788/in/set-72157600...
Australian
International
   School
of Singapore




                http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelibrarianedge/284054026...
“Great emergencies and crises show
    us how much greater our vital
resources are than we had supposed.”
                ...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sergemelki/3440328630/
Resources and Links:
http://dmcordellresources.blogspot.com/

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