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Preservation Unit 
425 Library, MC-522
UIUC Library
1408 West Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-1626

Conservation Lab 
Oak St. Library Facility
OSLF, 2nd Floor
809 South Oak Street
Mail Code 527
Champaign, IL 61820
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Main Library Disaster Response

Main Library Disaster Manual

(wiki accessible only to Library employees)

Table of Contents

1)  Introduction:

  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgment and Updates

2)  Ready Reference:

  • Phone Tree
  • Library, Departmental & Unit Emergency Contact List
  • Disaster Response Team Contacts

3)  Disaster Preparedness:

  • Disaster Response Summary
  • Library Disasters and Emergencies
  • Disaster Preparedness Checklist
  • Disaster Prevention Checklist

4)  Administration:

  • Overview of Principles and Responsibilities
  • Areas of Responsibility
  • Checklist of Immediate Steps
  • Classification
  • Staffing Concerns

5)  Salvage, Recovery, & Post-Recovery:

  • Water Disasters:
  • Packing and Removing Wet Books
  • Packaging by Material Type
  • Packing and Removal Instructions by Format
  • Recovery for Materials Requiring Immediate Attention
  • Procedures for Air Drying Books and Documents
  • Space for Air Drying Books and Documents
  • Drying Technologies and Choices
  • Recovery of Information Technology and Equipment
  • Non-Water Disasters
  • Post-Disaster

6)  Appendices:

  • Salvage Priorities
  • Emergency Supplies
  • Procedures

7)  Personal Safety:

  • Personal Safety Checklist
  • Employee Emergency Procedures