Crash course in disaster preparedness / Carmen Cowick.
Contributor(s): Gale (Firm).Series: Gale eBooks.Crash course: Description: 1 online resource (v, 147 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781440860522.Subject(s): Library buildings -- Safety measures -- Planning | Emergency management -- Planning | Library materials -- Conservation and restoration -- Planning | Libraries -- Information technology -- Security measures -- PlanningAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Crash course in disaster preparedness.DDC classification: 025.8/2 Online resources: Available via Gale eBooks. Click here to access
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction to disaster planning -- Common disasters and emergencies -- Emergency procedures : prevention, response, and recovery -- Communication procedures -- Salvage procedures -- Staff training : exercises and drills -- Technology tools -- After the disaster plan.
This manual describes how to develop a disaster management plan before disaster strikes and contains the information library professionals need to prepare for an emergency, should one arise. It identifies common terminology; explains how to conduct risk assessment, write a disaster plan, and design emergency procedures; and introduces basic principles of salvaging. Includes how to prioritize library collections during a disaster to maximize preservation of library materials.
Description based on print version record.