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ERIC Number: ED307872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Program for Florida Libraries. Occasional Papers Number 185.
DePew, John N.
The goals of this program were to alert Florida's academic and public librarians to the nature of fire- and water-related disasters, train them to prepare for and respond to emergency situations in ways that would minimize damage to collections, and establish a statewide library disaster recovery network. These goals were met by means of the following activities: a survey that gathered information about the status of disaster preparedness and alerted librarians to the need for emergency readiness; the provision of workshops throughout the state to train librarians in disaster preparedness and response; and the dissemination of information to the participants about who attended, available resources, and the role of the Division of Library and Information Services of the Florida Department of State in the event of an accident or emergency. The survey questionnaire was designed to elicit information about collection maintenance and protection problems, conservation expertise available in each library, receptiveness to working in a network mode, and willingness to participate in a program to prepare disaster plans. This report describes the survey methodology; analyzes the responses received from 78 academic (96.3%) and 105 public libraries (90.4%); describes the 2-day workshops held in several areas of the state; and reports on post-workshop activities. The report concludes with an assessment of the project workshops and recommendations for materials, specialized equipment, supplies and emergency assistance procedures, communications, and a follow-up survey of progress made by workshop participants. A copy of the survey instrument used is appended. (17 references) (EW)
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Publications Office, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 249 Armory Building, 505 E. Armory Street, Champaign, IL 61820 ($5.00 plus $2.50 for handling and shipping, prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Identifiers - Location: Florida