To establish a Disaster Action Team that will assume responsibility for carrying out a coherent plan of action in response to an emergency following the guidelines set forth in this manual.
To provide necessary information so that adequate and immediate action can be taken in the event of an emergency.
To delineate procedures and follow-through steps to be taken in response to specific emergencies.
To provide listings of supplies and equipment available and sources of materials and services that may be necessary in the event of emergency.
The Disaster Action Team shall be made
up of at least three members of the library staff selected by the Library
Director: one from Public
Services, one from Technical Services, and one at-large. Additional members
may be added by the Disaster Action Team as needed. Duties
of the overall disaster preparedness program.
updating of the Disaster Preparedness Manual.
Administration of the overall disaster preparedness program.
Annual updating of the Disaster Preparedness Manual.
Distribution of the Disaster Preparedness Manual to all Law Library staff and to other concerned individuals or agencies.
Informing and training Law Library staff regarding the procedures contained in the Disaster Preparedness Manual.
Implementing recommendations regarding disaster preparedness and accident prevention from Library staff or outside sources that are deemed necessary or advisable.
The Team shall select a Disaster Action Team Leader. The Team Leader shall be responsible for the following:
Overall coordination and decision-making in the process of responding to and recovering from any emergency situation. This responsibility shall be carried out in consultation with the Team and Library Administrators.
Establishing priorities following guidelines provided in this Manual in all recovery operations.
Delegation of work responsibilities in all recovery operations.
The Team may also select an Alternate Team Leader to serve in the absence of the Team Leader.
Team members shall remain familiar with the procedures contained in the Disaster Preparedness Manual and procedures suggested in current literature. They shall be responsible for being trained in the use of emergency equipment, and they shall be prepared to act in the event of an emergency.
The Team shall respond quickly to any emergency reported, and ensure that notification has been made to the proper authorities concerned with the emergency.
In the event of an emergency, the Team shall appraise the damage and assume responsibility for directing a plan of recovery in accordance with the guidelines set forth in this Manual.
The Team shall be responsible for preparing a post-disaster report assessing the actions taken and making any necessary recommendations.
The Team shall determine what emergency supplies are necessary to be stored on-site, and ensure that an adequate stock is maintained.
The Team shall conduct periodic safety inspections of the Law Library to include such areas as fire protection equipment, safety hazards, housekeeping practices, an inventory of available disaster supplies, and other areas it deems necessary.
Team shall make recommendations to the Library Director regarding accident
and emergency procedures, and assist in implementing any corrective actions.
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