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Best Practices


Service Role


Public library may serve as a liaison between emergency management and the community’s cultural organizations.



Best practices may bring culture, government and emergency leaders together to discuss utility of joint disaster planning and recovery efforts. Topics:

  • What assets need protection, how prepared are we? See COSTEP;
  • Mutual aid; See CARD; Stier;
  • How to better serve the community? Include programs in Evacuee and Resident booklets;
  • Improve Emergency Management–Cultural Institutions communication;
  • Establish storm monitoring & reporting mechanism.
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Graffiti on boards at the Guild Hall Art Gallery during evacuation for Hurricane Ivan : Key West, Florida Credit: Dale M. McDonald Florida Electronic Library.