New ACRL publication: Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery

For Immediate Release
Fri, 05/21/2010

Contact:

David Free

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the “Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery,” an essential toolkit for libraries of all types and sizes. Authors Frances Wilkinson, Linda Lewis and Nancy Dennis provide practical and experience-based approaches on preparing for a disaster by creating a plan, responding to an emergency and the intricacies of recovering from a disaster.

“Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery” features seven compelling, reality-based case studies from six university libraries that recovered from earthquake, fire, flood or hurricane damage. The clearly organized text contains numerous photographs and a comprehensive appendix featuring an extensive bibliography and glossary, a model disaster preparedness plan and a model RFP for selecting a disaster recovery vendor, as well as useful Internet sites and print resources. The work provides sound explanations and advice on every aspect of disaster preparedness, response and recovery in libraries.

 “Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery” is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store (http://www.alastore.ala.org), by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.