#3- Disaster Preparedness/ Emergency Response. In times of trouble, libraries often become community gathering centers and communication hubs. After all, libraries have Internet access, Internet workstations, tons of reading material, places to rest and ... restrooms!
Has your library or library system participated in any large-scale disaster drill? Does your emergency plan include how to reach staff, communicate status of each library location, and provide information to the community in a variety of ways? Here are a few examples of capabilities and devices that can be used in emergencies.