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September 20, 2005

Libraries and Hurricane Katrina

Librarians and information professionals are responding to the devastation of
Hurricane Katrina in creative and proactive ways. Here are a few useful
websites for tracking (and contributing to) these efforts:


Librarians’ Index to the Internet > Hurricane Katrina
http://lii.org/search/file/hurricanekatrina
More than 150 annotated links to information and networking sites, helpfully
organized by subject. Click on “Libraries, Impact On” for sites created by
libraries as well as ones about libraries, Katrina, and disaster recovery.

Libraries and Hurricane Katrina.
http://www.ala.org/ala/cro/katrina/katrina.htm
From ALA, many links to library disaster relief funds, information on disaster
recovery and preservation, employment resources for displaced librarians, and
more.

American Libraries Online: Hurricane Katrina News.
http://www.ala.org/ala/alonline/hurricanekatrinanews/katrinanews.htm
From American Libraries magazine, the latest news about the fate of libraries
and collections in Katrina’s path.

Tinfoil + Racoon: Library Community Relief Links
http://rochellejustrochelle.typepad.com/copilot/2005/09/library_communi.html
This blog is maintained by a GSLIS alum. Lots of good links.

Geaux Library Recovery
http://geauxteam.typepad.com/
A grassroots blog, from a group that has been establishing computer access in
shelters. See also their Yahoo! group at
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/geauxlibrary/

IPANDANet: The Information Professionals’ Alliance on Natural Disasters and
Accidents.
http://slablogger.typepad.com/ipandanet/
This blog is a project of the Special Libraries Association.

SAA Cares
http://www.ssacares.org/
The Society of Southwest Archivists sponsors this blog with information about
repositories, individuals, and ways to help.

Hurricane Katrina Information Resources
http://www.lsu.edu/faculty/mccarthy/katrina.htm
A very thorough site created by an LIS professor at LSU.

Posted by at September 20, 2005 6:20 PM

Comments

Another good site is sponsored by SOLINET -- full of links to information on disaster recovery, as well as opportunities to volunteer, seek or offer employment, donate money or goods, etc.:
http://www.solinet.net/KatrinaResponse

Posted by: Sue Searing at September 21, 2005 11:02 AM