Comprehensive Guide to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

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The Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery provides a tool kit for librarians and serves as an essential resource for medium to large libraries. The authors offer readers practical approaches on preparing for a disaster by creating a plan, responding to an emergency, and the intricacies of recovering from a disaster. An accompanying section features seven compelling, reality-based case studies from six university libraries that recovered from earthquake, fire, flood, or hurricane damage. The clearly organized text is further strengthened by photographs and a comprehensive appendix that includes an extensive bibliography, glossary, model disaster preparedness plan, a model RFP for selecting a disaster recovery vendor, as well as useful Internet sites and print resources. The book is filled with sound explanations and advice on every aspect of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in libraries.

Frances C. Wilkinson

Frances C Wilkinson is the Deputy Dean of University Libraries and a Professor of Librarianship at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of numerous books and articles and has given presentations at conferences. She is active in the American Library Association (ALA) and the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) and received the prestigious ALA-ALCTS Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award in 2000.

Linda K. Lewis

Linda K. Lewis is the Coordinator of Collection Development for University Libraries and a Professor of Librarianship at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of two books and several articles. She has over 30 years in the library profession.

Nancy K. Dennis

Nancy K. Dennis is Associate Professor of Librarianship and Associate Dean, Facilities and Access Services, University of New Mexico.