Monday, September 21, 2009

Hurricane Season is in Full Swing!


Hurricane Season is in Full Swing!

The peak period of hurricane season is now here. Are you prepared? One resource can be of benefit to public librarians is the Hurricane Preparedness & Response for Florida Public Libraries web portal, available at:

We encourage you to take a moment to become familiar with this new website that helps librarians work with local communities to better prepare for and recover from a hurricane disaster by providing the following information and tools:

· Service roles and how to implement them;

· URLs to an extensive set of resources;

· Planning guides and basic actions; and

· Evacuee assistance information.

Plus: This site offers you a searchable database of the best available resources to meet the information needs of library professionals and patrons as they face the challenges presented during this hurricane season. The website includes a short tutorial that introduces you to the various parts of the website and how to best use these resources. For more information, please visit: