We Made It Through! Before, During, and After the Disaster Hits: Improving the Disaster Plan After the Event (A6)

Date/Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Speakers: Ajaye Bloomstone, LSU Law Library; Diana Jaque, USC Law Library; Lacy Rakestraw, St. Louis County Law Library; Samuel Serrano-Medina, University of Puerto Rico Law Library; Sally Harral Wise, University of Miami School of Law; Jeannette Lebrón, University of Puerto Rico Law Library

There is no escaping from natural disasters occurring in a given region—hurricanes, fire, earthquakes, etc., or unexpected man-made events. What we can do is ensure that the disaster plan we write for our institutions will carry us through the event so that our libraries will be adversely impacted as little as possible, and recover as quickly as they can. Librarians who have dealt with such an event firsthand will relate to us how well their plan worked, what didn’t work, how they may have had to “fly by the seat of their pants” at the last minute, how an existing plan was improved following the event, or what they think should be in incorporated into a new plan if one had not yet been written.

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