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Disaster Planning and Recovery for Libraries: Disaster Preparedness Outreach

A comprehensive collection of links to aid you in creating a disaster plan for your library as well as resources for disaster prevention, recovery, training, and outreach.

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Photo from Biloxi Public Library (September 2005 

Photo: Christine Wiseman - Georgia Archives,

Outreach Resources

Libraries can and should serve as information disseminators in the case of a disaster, or as sources of information for citizens who want to do their own disaster planning. Here are some resources for librarians who would like to learn how to be disaster specialists in their own communities, as well as information for libraries wishing to expand their disaster information sharing with community members.

This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.