Friday, May 15, 2009

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season begins June 1. Good time to catch up on what is being done at FSU to help libraries prepare and respond to a hurricane.


Florida’s individual public libraries provide a range of useful hurricane and disaster preparation and recovery services to their communities but their individual efforts are often isolated and unavailable to the rest of the library community. There has been no systematic effort to identify the roles, best practices, activities, tools and resources developed by local public libraries for their communities and to make them available to the larger library profession.

All public library managers could help their communities respond better if they had the benefit of some portion of their fellow library managers’ disaster experience.
This project will reduce the state’s overall risk by raising the capacity of all the state’s public libraries to meet the challenges posed by these catastrophes. Project website

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