Monday, June 1, 2009

Arrival of Hurricane Season!

Florida State aiding public libraries in hurricane preparedness and response

With the arrival of hurricane season on June 1, Florida's public libraries have a vital role to play in helping their communities prepare for and recover from hurricanes and other severe storms. The Florida State University's Information Use Management & Policy Institute at the College of Information has unveiled a new Web site that will help libraries meet the challenge.

The institute is coordinating a project that brings together emergency response agencies, the State Library and Archives of Florida, the Lyrasis library network and Florida's libraries to share resources and hard-won wisdom. The project's Web site, <>, identifies key service roles, best practices, tools and resources that enable better use of the public library in community hurricane preparation and recovery. It includes checklists of steps librarians can take to provide better service to their communities.

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