Disaster Planning Resources

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 William Cooley at wcooley@ckgroup.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)



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