Public Libraries Play Key Roles to Aid Community and Evacuee Hurricane Response
Key disaster roles that public libraries may perform include:
- Offer a Safe Haven
- Provide Normal Service in an abnormal time
- Be a Disaster Recovery Center
- Serve as an Information Hub
- Be a Cultural Organizations Liaison
- Be an Evacuee Resource
- Improvise as needed
Pick a role that your library might play and explore their best practices and resources.
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 11, 2004 Mobile, AL - Federal Coordinating Officer Tony Russell teaches Annzwanetta Clark, 4, of Mobile, about the FEMA for Kids website at the Mobile Public Library Holiday Open House. FEMA Photo/Amanda Bicknell.