Fire, water, mold, construction problems, power-outages—mishaps like these can not only bring library services to a grinding halt, but can also destroy collections and even endanger employees. Preparing for the unexpected is the foundation of a library’s best response. Expert Kahn comes to the rescue with this timely update of the best step-by-step, how-to guide for preparing and responding to all types of library disasters. This completely revised third edition offers
Quick and efficient guidance for creating protocols and response plans tailored to your own institution
Pointers for handling all kinds of library materials when damaged
The latest information on preparing for technology recovery
Up-to-date information on prevention equipment and materials
Dozens of reproducible checklists and forms, and a comprehensive list of resources
Kahn’s guide gives libraries the tools they need to face any emergency, no matter the size or scope.