SEAFDEC AQD Iloilo Librarians publish research paper on SAGE Journal

Daryl L. Superio, Stephen B. Alayon, and Mary Grace H. Oliveros, Librarians from Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center - Aquaculture Library (SEAFDEC AQD Library) has published a paper on "Disaster management practices of academic libraries in Panay Island, Philippines: Lessons from Typhoon Haiyan" in Information Development, an information studies journal published by SAGE.

"A disaster management plan is essential because it can guide library personnel on what to do in a critical time. Using an eight-part survey instrument, this paper documents the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on 22 academic libraries in Northern Panay, Western Visayas, Philippines and the disaster management practices that were implemented. The results revealed that although the majority of the libraries do not have a disaster management plan, they all had common disaster management practices that enabled them to save parts of their collections. Moreover, the study revealed that librarians lacked knowledge and skills on disaster management. This paper was presented at the 40th International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) Annual Conference, Noumea, New Caledonia, September 14–18, 2014."

You can access the paper through this link.

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