Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery

Halsted, Deborah D., Shari Clifton, Daniel T. Wilson. Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery. Neal-Schuman, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-55570-913-6

Part of Neal-Schuman's How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians series, this book lays out the nuts and bolts for developing a continuity of operations plan in the wake of disaster in the community. Topics covered include:
  • An eight-step approach to developing a risk assessment plan
  • How to draft a one-page service continuity plan
  • Information on how to use mobile devices and social media effectively in times of disaster
  • Sample disaster plans, along with model exercises, manuals and customizable communications
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Risk Assessment and Continuity of Operations Plans

Chapter 2. Responding to a Threat

Chapter 3. From Self-Reliance to Asking for Help

Chapter 4. A One-Page Service Continuity Plan

Chapter 5. Tapping the Potential of Mobile Technologies and Social Media for Preparedness and Response

Chapter 6. Personal Preparedness and Possible Impact on Library Services

Chapter 7. Leveraging the Library

Chapter 8. Two Model Scenarios for Cooperative Engagement

Appendix: Resources