ERIC Number: ED481308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
A Disaster Preparedness Plan for Small Public Libraries, 2002.
Haines, Jan, Comp.
The State Library of Ohio designed this disaster preparedness plan to assist small libraries in gathering information that will be invaluable in the event of an emergency. This plan, which focuses on fire and water disaster prevention, is devoted to using simple and inexpensive measures to prevent a disaster or to lessen its effect. The plan focuses on fire and water disaster prevention, and also includes emergency instructions for tornadoes. It does not include other types of emergencies such as gang activities, terrorism, distraught workers/family members, loss of strategic employees, and it does not include recovery instructions. The plan can be tailored to meet the specific needs of an individual library system and community, and it includes instructions and suggestions within a template for small public libraries to construct their own plans. The template may be reproduced without permission, provided that the State Library of Ohio is credited. The following are appended: Disaster Prevention/Safety Checklist; Request for Correction of Hazard; Emergency Funds; Disaster Response Report; Post Disaster Report Form; Locations of Plan; General Staff Directory; Communicating with Staff; Communicating with Suppliers; Communicating with Patrons; Dealing with the Media; Insurance; Disaster Recovery Resources; Disaster Response Supply Can; Maintaining the Plan; and Bibliography. (Contains 30 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Fire Protection, Floods, Library Planning, Library Policy, Natural Disasters, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Water
For full text: http://winslo.state.oh.us/services/LPD/disaster_frnt.html/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Library, Columbus.