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This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.
South Central Regional Library Council's Disaster Plan
SCRLC's Disaster Plan includes a list of vendors who assist with the salvage of materials of all types. This word document can be used as a template for your library's plan.
What does it mean to "shelter-in-place"? That is when you must seek shelter in a safe room where you are (in your home or office) after being directed to do so by authorities, because of an event such as a tornado, chemical incident, or terrorist attack. Click here for a link to a Red Cross video explaining the process in short, simple steps.
Emergency Unit Supply Box
When creating your plan, don't forget to also compile the necessary tools for use in a disaster situation. This list has been created and generously shared by Cornell's Department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance.
EMERGENCY UNIT SUPPLY BOX
The following items should be stored in a secure but accessible place
- Polyethylene Sheeting (4 mil), 10' x 25' rolls, to cover shelves and books
- Cutters, to cut sheeting
- Duct Tape, to secure sheeting
- Paper Towels, for partial interleaving and air drying
- Heavy-Duty Extension Cable (100' length)
- Power-Bar Multi Outlet
- Wax or Freezer Paper, cut in sheets for freezer packing
- Pens, Pads, and Pencils, for marking boxes and documentation
- Disposable or One-Use Camera
- Hard Hat
- Safety Gloves
- Safety Goggles
- Disposable N-95 Respirators, in case of mold
- Protective Aprons
- Fishing Line and Plastic Pegs, for air drying
- Mylar Sheets
- Cordon Tape