We strongly encourage all Harvard libraries to develop a written emergency preparedness plan and consider putting it on an iSite.
1. Who Do You Call?
A. Emergency phone numbers
Cambridge Allston Longwood
B. Full Staff Member List, so additional staff may be called as needed (list should include home, cell, pager phone numbers).
C. Phone number for appropriate Harvard University Public Affairs and Communications, to be called in the event of an emergency that might attract the notice of the press.
2. Who Should Salvage Collections?
A. In-house Collections Salvage Team
Suggested Team Roles & Responsibilities
B. Library Collections Emergency Team (LCET) [617-240-2500]
3. How Do You Salvage Collections?
Salvage at a Glance
Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: A Second Glance
Readings, Emergency Recovery
4. What Do You Salvage First?
A. Assign collection priorities, preferably before an emergency.
Recommended Coding System
B. Mark collection priorities on floor plans.
See local facilities staff to obtain plans.
5. Where Are the Emergency Supplies?
A. Stockpile supplies before the emergency.
List of Recommended Supplies
B. Mark location of supplies on floor plans.
C. Contact local vendors for additional supplies.
6. What Kind of Security Will There Be During an Emergency?
A. Contact local security staff.
7. What Information Technology Will You Need To Replace?
A. Survey hardware and software currently in use, if your IT Department hasn't done it.
8. Do You Have Insurance?
A. Contact the HU Insurance Department.
9. Who Has the Plan?
A. Make a list of who has copies and when they were updated.