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First Steps to Improving Public Library Hurricane Utilization

  1. Review what other public libraries do:
    • The key roles played;
    • Their best practices;
    • Available resources.

  2. Assess library capacity to fulfill potential roles:
    • What library currently does;
    • Infrastructure needed;
    • Staff issues;
    • Policies & procedures.
Key Roles Picture

Doris Hildreth Cooper cleans up at the Elba (AL) Public Library 3/9/98. Credit: Jocelyn Augustino from FEMA photo library.