Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

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Disasters strike every area of the country, and they do not spare libraries. Planning for disaster any type or size of a disaster helps mitigate damage of your collections. The information presented here is meant as a general guide to planning, recovery, and seeking federal funding to aid in disaster response and recovery. The steps outlined here are based on current Federal policies, some of which are under review.

Planning and Prevention Resources

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Additional Specific Program Links:

  • FEMA:
  • Ready.gov:
  • Red Cross:
  • is meant as a general guide to seeking federal funding to aid in disaster response and recovery.
  • provides disaster plans submitted by other libraries and archives as a model for developing your own plan.
  • is a free Web-based fill-in-the-blank program for writing institutional disaster plan (designed to help institutions of all sizes).
  • (PReP) is a concise document for recording essential information needed by staff in case of a disaster or other emergency. Every person having a response-related assignment should carry a PReP with them at all times.
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Collection Valuation and Insurance

  • The has many resources regarding emergency preparedness:
    • links provide downloadable Excel files to calculate collection values.
  • The website lists information on .
  • The offers information on identifying a collection/object(s) worth.

Recovery and Response

  • : Need Help Now? Call: 202.661.8068
  • Connecting to Collections: Informative webinars on funding sources and additional information:

Click on Icons for direct links to Emergency Preparedness Programs

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