Disaster Planning for Special Libraries is ideal for corporate librarians and staff members charged with developing security and disaster plans. Chapters examine a wide variety of settings, from urban office towers and malls, to smaller buildings. It considers special considerations for libraries in hospitals, law firms, manufacturing plants and government departments and discusses how corporate-wide security and disaster plans address or fail to address risks. Subsequent chapters cover the business resumption process for corporate libraries, the best ways to assess damage to corporate library facilities and assets, and the need for strategic alliances with other libraries.
In addition, the book discusses the necessary post-disaster public relations that corporate libraries should organize and maintain after negative events, covering orientation and training programs for corporate library employees and demonstrating how such programs can be adapted to meet the needs of libraries in various settings.