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Quick Tips for Disasters & Emergencies: Disaster Plan

Developing a Full Disaster Plan

Jade Kastel, Music Librarian, Western Illinois University

Readers will be introduced to a curated list of guides for institutions embarking in disaster preparedness or those revisiting their current disaster plan. As spaces, collections (physical or digital), and staffing frequently change, an updated disaster plan is vital so staff can act quickly in an emergency response. These relevant resources allow all libraries to incorporate current best practices in disaster planning into their institution’s full disaster plan.

This video introduces the resources compiled on CARLI’s Preservation Resources web page. These links detail steps and considerations for creating a full disaster plan, and there is a helpful checklist with relevant topics for updating your disaster plans.


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