Disaster Planning Resources

Updated: Sep 10

Whether your library is looking to create a new disaster plan or improve on an existing plan, the resources below will assist you in the process. If you have a resource to share on LibraryRecovery.org, please email NorthNet Library System at NLSadmin@plpinfo.org.

Disaster Planning Guides

Additional Reading

  • Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery; A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians by Deborah Halsted, Shari Clifton and Daniel Wilson

Pocket Response Plans

  • Pocket Response Plan Template for NLS Libraries This basic plan includes the most important information that library staff and volunteers need to know during a disaster. The plan can be printed and folded into a pocket-sized format for easy distribution. For more information on creating your own resource, visit the NEDCC website.

Comprehensive Disaster Response Plans

  • Simple disaster plan template from the Amigos Library Services

  • Sample NorthNet disaster response plan (coming soon)