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Contingency planning and emergency management concepts as applied to libraries.

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    When LES Is More When LES Is More Presentation Transcript

    • 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 supporting and rebuilding...after...disasters have occurred.” - Wikipedia
    • 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.flickr.com/photos/iblee/1474937434/
    • 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-72157600991481887/
    • Australian International School of Singapore http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelibrarianedge/2840540263/
    • “Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.” -William James
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sergemelki/3440328630/
    • Resources and Links: http://dmcordellresources.blogspot.com/ Contact Information: dmcordell@gmail.com