Free eBook on Library disaster response from ALA, 'Library as Safe Haven'

ALA Editions is offering a free PDF eBook for libraries and librarians. Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians written by Deborah D. Halsted, Shari Clifton, and Daniel T. Wilson; published by ALA Neal Schuman, ©2014 by the Medical Library Association. (Source)

According to the description, this manual covers the following topics:

  • an eight-step approach to developing a risk assessment plan;
  • how to draft a one-page service continuity plan;
  • information on how to use mobile devices and social media effectively in times of disaster; and
  • sample disaster plans, along with model exercises, manuals, and customizable communication.

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