⬜ University of Iowa, June, 2008
⬜ University of Hawaii, October, 2004
⬜ University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa,
⬜ University of New Mexico, April, 2006
❏ Virginia Tech, April, 2007
❏ Library of Congress, August, 2011
❏ California State University,
Northridge, January, 1994
❏ Tulane University, Katrina, August,
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What do you hope to learn today?
Establish your team
❏ Include representatives from across
❏ Authority to develop and implement
❏ Utilize multiple strengths
PREPARE so you don’t have to think
Ask the experts
❏ Consult the bibliography provided
❏ Check out websites:
⬜ Consult with your campus police
⬜ Talk with your fire marshall
⬜ See what others are doing.
⬜ Don’t plan in a vacuum
LOOK for experts on campus
Start with your existing plan, (you
probably have one)
Revising is easier than starting from
REVIEW AND REVISE
Include features of your building
Places to “shelter in place”
ELEMENTS OF A PLAN
Plan for all emergencies:
Saving collections and people.
ELEMENTS OF A PLAN
Shut off valves for water
Identify air exchangers and find who
on campus can shut them down in an
Do your doors automatically lock in a
“campus shut down” event?
Inventory emergency supplies
TOUR YOUR LIBRARY
During an alert, the university will notify by:
1. Tone and message on outdoor speakers
2. Text messages
3. Phone calls to those who do not have text
4. Banner message on university cable TV
FIND OUT ABOUT ANY EMERGENCY
If you call 911 using
a cell phone, you’ll
get WS City Police
who must then
On campus, call
758-5911 using a
cell phone –or-
simply 911 from a
Include graphics for quick reference
Go to kit that contains most needed
items in an emergency
Assemble emergency Kit
ZSR’s Emergency Manual
Train staff annually
Train students too!
Create a pocket sized emergency plan
⬜ Identify your “FIRE” team in advance.
⬜ Everyone should evacuate the building
immediately. The Fire team members are
responsible for certain areas/floors
⬜ Those responsible should quickly walk
through the assigned area then proceed
EVERY FIRE ALARM IS A TRAINING
Know the location of fire
extinguishers and how to use
Fire Extinguisher Training
The plan is never done.
Review and revise
After every event
“Our plan doesn’t sit on the shelf. In
fact there is no shelf!”
PLAN TO REVISE the PLAN
⬜ Ensure area is safe and remove excess water
⬜ Assess extent of damage to materials
⬜ Don’t panic- you have time!
⬜ Disaster Committee and library administration should meet,
survey the damage, and develop a recovery strategy
⬜ Damaged materials will be recorded, (collect barcodes by
scanning into a spreadsheet) and stabilized until a detailed
recovery can be developed
⬜ Box very wet materials and store in freezer
⬜ Slightly damp materials can be dried by fanning open the
pages of the book
by “fanning pages”
Is there a volunteer to wrap and pack books?
Wet Books Demonstration
Mary Beth Lock
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