Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

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A. Director

  • Makes major decisions & calls in key personnel to assist;
  • Assesses all disaster areas for immediate priority list;
  • Visits sites and gets reports of progress from supervisor of area;
  • Makes major decisions affecting Library and disaster operation;
  • Keeps college officials informed on status of Library during salvage operation.

B. Business Manager

  • Establishes and manages disaster recovery & salvage teams.
  • Contacts emergency supply distributors to deliver needed materials.
  • Keeps Director informed about current status of assessments made and salvaging being done.

C. Head of Collection Management 

  • Prepares general collection stacks and reference room for anticipated event (severe inclement weather, etc.)
  • Assesses damage to general collection and reference room;
  • Implements disaster procedures in stack area and supervises salvage team;
  • Informs Director of situation and assists in salvage procedures;
  • Determines what materials are able to be saved and which should be discarded.

D. Head of Technical Services

  • Prepares technical services area for anticipated event (severe inclement weather, etc.)
  • Assesses damage to technical services area;
  • Implements disaster procedures and supervises salvage team;
  • Informs Director of situation and assists in salvage procedures.

E. Chief Curator (Special Collections)

  • Prepares Special Collections and Gallery for anticipated event (severe inclement weather, etc.)
  • Assesses damage to Special Collections and Gallery
  • Supervises, informs disaster team workers of situation and assessed damages.
  • Informs Director of situation and assists salvage procedures.
  • Should be called in for all disasters as Recovery Specialist.

F. Information Technology Librarian

  • Prepares Library electronic equipment for anticipated event (severe inclement weather, etc.)
  • Assesses damage to electronic equipment and computers;
  • Serves as main contact with DOIT;
  • Implements disaster procedures for recovery of equipment and data;
  • Informs Director of situation and assists in salvage procedures.

G. Head of Serials

  • Prepares serials, media, and circulation for anticipated event (severe inclement weather, etc.)
  • Assesses damage to serials, media, and circulation;
  • Implements disaster procedures in stack area and supervises salvage team;
  • Informs Director of situation and assists in salvage procedures;
  • Determines what materials are able to be saved and which should be discarded.

Suggested review timetable: once a year.

F:adm/pm/551 rev. 9/6/06 LW (wrt changes in personnel)

Appendix:

UMBC Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Plan (which may supersede some of the provisions in this guideline)

Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery Salvage Team