Disaster Preparedness and Library Safety Materials in the ALA Library Collection

Materials in the ALA Library Collection 

The Black Belt Librarian: Real-world Safety and Security by Warren Davis Graham (2012). Available both as eBook and physical copy, call number Z679. G73 2012. 

Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery By Frances C Wilkinson, Linda K Lewis, Nancy K Dennis (2010). Only available as physical copy, call number Z679.W55 2010. 

Dealing with Difficult People in the Library Mark R Willis (2012). Only available as eBook. 

Diaster Response and Planning for Libraries by Miriam Khan (2012). Only available as eBook. 

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in School Libraries: Creating a Safe Haven by Christie Kaaland and William M Lokey (2015). Only available as physical copy, Z579.7.K33 2015.

Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery: A how-to-do-it Manual for Librarians by Deborah D Halsted, Shari Clifton and Daniel T Wilson (2014). Available as both eBook and physical copy, call number Z679.7.H355 2014.

Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities by Ste Albrecht (2015). Available as both eBook and physical copy, call number Z679.6.A43 2015. 

Library Security and Safety Guide to Prevention, Planning, and Response by Miriam Kahn (2008). Available as both eBook and physical copy, call number Z679.6 K34 2008.

Protecting Library Staff, Users, Collections, and Facilities: A how-to-do-it Manual by Pamela J Carvey (2001). Only available as physical copy, call number Z679.7.C73 2001.

Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning: A LITA Guide by Mary Mallery (2015). Available as both eBook and physical copy, call number Z670.7 .T43 2015. 

American Libraries Online


Responding to a Threat: The Importance of Immediate Action by Deborah D Halstead, Sheri Clifton and Daniel T. Wilson. July 1, 2020. 

Disasters in Libraries: Books to Help you Prepare by Anna Gooding-Call. June 1, 2020. 

When Disaster Strikes: Lessons from the Kansas State University Library Fire by Lori A Goetsch. December 9, 2019. 

Can you Afford a Disaster?: How Libraries can Help Communities Prepare Financially for Natural Disasters-and Fraud. by Sanhita SinhaRoy. June 25, 2019. 

When Ransomware Attacks: How Three libraries Handled Cyberextortion by Greg Landgraf. June 1, 2018.

Rebuilding Communities after Disasters: How Libraries are Connecting Patrons to Support, Aid, Resources by Timothy Inklebarger. September 29, 2017. 

Hurricane Harvey and Libraries: Recovery and Assistance are Ongoing by George M. Eberhart. September 6, 2017. 

Charlottesville Violence Poses New Challenges for Libraries by Timothy Inklebarger. August 18, 2017. 

Providing Calm in the Chaos: Amid a Devastating Gas Leak, Porter Ranch Library Remains a Constant by Alison Marcotte. April 5, 2016. 

Libraries Adapt Amid Crisis: Finding Inspiration from Library Workers Across the Country by Wanda Kay Brown. May 1, 2020. 

Dewey Decible Podcast

Disaster Response. May 9, 2018. 

Choice 360

Topic: Covid -19 

College and Research Libraries

Student Perceptions of the Library during Times of Terror: Exploratory Research Surveying Students Affected by October 1 Shooting and Their Impressions of Safety in the Academic Library Community by Kelsey Lupo Mazmanyan. Vol 81 no.1 (2020)

Delivering Bad News: Crisis Communication Methods in Academic Libraries by Brittany O'Neill and Rebecca Kelley. Vol 82 no.3 (2021). 

Emotional Intelligence in Library Disaster Response Assistance Teams: Which Competencies Emerged? by Frances C. Wilkinson Vol 76 no. 2 (2015).

Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)

Utilizing Technology to Support and Extend Access to Students and Job Seekers During the Pandemic by Daniel Berra. Vol 40 no. 1 (2021).

Public Libraries Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Creating a New Service Model by Jon Goddard. Vol 39 no.4 (2020). 

Knowledge Quest

Rethinking the Notion of a School Library in a Time of Crisis by Andrea Trudeau. October 22, 2020. 

"Hate Has no Home Here": The Post-Charlottesville School Library by Loretta Gaffney. September 13, 2017. 

Disaster Recovery for School Libraries by Christie Kaaland. September 21, 2017. 

Not the Disaster We Were Planning For by Hannah Byrd Little. March 7, 2020. 

When Disaster Strikes... by Sedley Abercrombie. November 28, 2016. 

Public Libraries Online

We are the Second Responders by Su Epstein. September 28, 2017. 

Blurred Line Between Safety and Service by Jasmine Wilkins. January 4, 2021. 

Don't Forget your Emergency Plan by Su Epstein. October 19, 2016. 

Responding to Community Crisis by Rebecca Cruz. August 23, 2013. 

Covid-19: The Impact on Public Libraries by Gretchen Kaser Corsillo. March 30, 2020. 

How to Avoid Becoming a Ransomware Hostage by Karen Pundsack. March 10, 2018. 

Safety and Security Workers are an Integral Part of Library by Melanie Griffin. April 15, 2016. 

Library Security is Everybody's Job by Karen Pundsack. November 21, 2014. 

Protecting your Library from Ransomware by Troy Lambert. March 2, 2017. 

Topic - Safety 

Reference and User Services Quarterly

RUSA Guidelines - Guidelines for Resource-Sharing Response to Natural and Man-Made Disasters. Vol 50 no. 2 (2010).

RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage

Picking up the Pieces: Library Prices and the Theft of Rare Materials by Gregory Seppi and Dainan Skeem. Vol 21 no. 2 (2020).