The following resources have been curated to support your library through a variety of disaster scenarios. If your library has a resource to share, please email William Cooley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MENTORSHIP & SUPPORT.
During the past several years, NorthNet libraries have learned a great deal from their experiences with earthquakes, wildfires, floods and other emergencies. One of the most important lessons learned, is that you are not alone.
When a disaster strikes, reach out to peer leaders who have been there. NLS Disaster Recovery Mentors are here to help. State and national organizations are also available to provide emergency guidance and to assist your library during a disaster.
Disaster Recovery Mentors
Preparedness and recovery guidance
Navigating city or county bureaucracy
Support for patrons, volunteers and staff
NorthNet Library Leaders Are Here to Help
The California Preservation Program
The CPP offers a wide range of preparedness and preservation resources for California libraries.
They also offer 24/7 emergency assistance available at 888-905-7737.
The AIC provides guidance on preserving special collections, a searchable directory of conservators and a series of Disaster Response and Recovery Guides, which offer guidance on how to salvage and handle damaged library materials.
This group of conservators, archivists and salvage experts are ready provide help during a disaster. Emergency
assistance is available through the NHR hotline at 202-661-7737.