Disasters strike every area of any country and affect libraries, large or small. From a water leak
to something big like an earthquake, hurricane or fire, libraries need to have a plan of action for
an effective response. Our panel discussion included librarians who have survived disasters
along with others who live in potentially hazardous areas. We discussed disaster plans from a
number of institutions of different sizes, collections and budgets as well as providing some best
practices and resources for creating or updating your own plan.