ERIC Number: ED217834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Iowa Statewide Disaster Recovery Plan.
Porter, Barry L., Ed.
The purpose in developing a statewide disaster recovery plan for libraries is to encourage librarians at the local level to develop their own plans to be used in time of disaster and to provide information about resources which can be used in an emergency. This manual provides self-assessment forms for identifying staff members and sources of off-site services, equipment, and supplies to be contacted in the event of a disaster; an upkeep checklist; a form to establish priorities for salvage of materials; a questionnaire to assess types of fire and insurance coverage needed by libraries, including the library building, internal features, library operations, physical and financial protective measures, and loss experience; a listing of individual members of a disaster recovery team, and their areas of expertise; and sources of equipment such as refrigerator trucks and freeze drying services. A brief bibliography lists references on disaster prevention, fire protection, and procedures for saving water-damaged materials. (RBF)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Library Commission, Des Moines.
Identifiers: Iowa; Library Operations; Natural Disasters