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Disaster Preparedness at Your Library


Our dedicated employees and volunteers invest their time and talents to ensure our communities have access to our collections — fundraising, selecting, ordering, receiving, cataloging, processing, shelving, repairing, etc.

Is your collection protected?

Minimize damage to your collection and effectively recover if a disaster strikes

ALA’s webpage Disaster Preparedness and Recovery has some great resources including a link to dPlan, the Online Disaster-Planning Tool. This free, web-based template takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for your library:

About Aubrey Iglesias

Aubrey is a cataloger at NMSL & the Conference Site Committee Chair at NMLA. She is currently reading: The Librarian's Introduction to Programming Languages, edited by Beth Thomsett-Scott; and: The Little Book of Hygge, Danish Secrets to Happy Living, by Meik Wiking. Her LibGuide Transforming Ourselves through Professional Development is now available on the NMSL website at

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