Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst: What’s Your Disaster Preparedness Plan?


Disaster can come in many forms:  from water leaks to phone outages.  The costs to your institution and the community you serve are largely determined by how you choose to respond.  A planned response can save time, money, and (perhaps) your sanity.  Join us to learn the basic steps in creating (and enacting!) your Disaster Preparedness Plan.

During this workshop participants will:

  • Prioritize disaster preparedness activities
  • Evaluate existing disaster response policies and plans
  • Establish criteria for closing buildings due to inclement weather, hazards, and other crises.
  • Outline procedures for stabilizing and recovering collections
  • Write basic policies and procedures to respond to disasters quickly so your library is back in operation

Audience: Library Directors, Trustees & Management Staff in all cultural resource institutions

Miriam Kahn, MLS, PhD – MBK CONSULTING Columbus, OH