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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Disaster Preparedness for Libraries

This guide is designed to help libraries, librarians, and library administration create a fire safe library and minimize damage in the case of an emergency.


This episode of FYI Podcast from Public Libraries Online features Dan Wilson and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, who presented a similar talk at the Public Library Association conference in 2016. See the podcast page on Public Libraries Online for more information.

This episode of the Dewey Decibel podcast from American Libraries discusses disaster response with librarians Miriam Centeno and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich. See the podcast's page on American Libraries' website for more information.

This episode of the Library Leadership Podcast features Miriam Kahn, author of Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries, discussing planning for the unplanned in libraries. See the podcast's webpage for more information.

This episode of The Preservation Technology Podcast from the National Parks Service discusses disaster planning and response for individuals, as well as cultural heritage institutions. See the podcast's webpage for more information.