[Libs-Or] New book available to ILL from State Library: Emergency planning, building/space planning

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Apr 9 13:52:21 PDT 2013

The following new titles are available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. If you would like to request these or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119.  Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos).  Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way.  Normally a single copy is purchases and it is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may be put on a hold list for several weeks.  Thank you for your patience.


Todaro, J. (2009) Emergency Preparedness for Libraries. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Despite the volumes of information they contain, few libraries, whose population at any given moment is as unpredictable as the weather, know how to prepare for, endure, and survive a disaster, whether natural or man-made, and even fewer put their know-how to paper. Emergency Preparedness for Libraries provides library management with a comprehensive guide to planning and executing emergency procedures.

Based, in part, on an emergency preparedness seminar the author has presented for the American Library Association, Emergency Preparedness for Libraries provides library personnel with detailed instructions for protecting staff, patrons, and the facilities themselves, including
*         Steps to take now, before disaster strikes
*         People and procedures to include in an emergency/disaster action plan
*         Practical ways to turn written plans into an instinctual team response
*         Safety considerations to take into account when caring for people on-site during an emergency
*         Information to provide to the umbrella organization and the media after a disaster
*         Key things to do the first few days after an event
*         Tips for getting back to business
In addition, the author examines possible scenarios and provides step-by-step solutions for all types of libraries-academic, school, public, and special-and all types of disruptions, including floods, fires, civil disturbances, and theft. (book description)

You may also be interested in ALA's Fact Sheet on Disaster Response<http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=libraryfactsheet&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=25420>.


Library Administration & Management Association. (2011) Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space 3rd Ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 978-0-8108-8104-4.

This volume outlines the measures of space needed for the use of equipment and furniture within a library setting. It provides drawings of typical library furniture and equipment along with diagrams of the space required for their use. In addition, this volume also contains a brief text that provides an overview of the planning process, as well as details on several aspects of design and planning. With this expanded and revised edition, planners of new, renovated, or existing space will be better able to effectively utilize the space they have and to resist the temptation to overload a given space with too many functions. This third edition significantly expands the number of illustrations found in the previous edition, adding information on newer library technology and amenities. Photographs of furniture and equipment in library settings further enhance the user's understanding of applicable square footage needs. Designed to be consulted after the decision to build has been made, this volume answers the critical question, "How much space do we need?". (book description)

Library Administration & Management Association. (2001) Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space: Buildings and Equipment Section. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 0-8108-4136-3.

Provides detailed formulas to help calculate the square footage required for every conceivable element of a library building. New to this edition are up-to-date specifications for computer workstations, and visual representations of complex configurations. Designed to be consulted after the decision to build has been made, it answers the critical question, 'How much space do we need?' (book description)

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog (http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/) to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection and search our catalog (http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml) for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community.  The Library Development Division welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions - see the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is funded with LSTA funds administered by the Oregon State Library.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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