Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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This study intends to find out (i) how many libraries of higher education institutions in Shillong have a disaster management plan, (ii) whether the libraries understudy are prepared for any disaster if it happens suddenly without any warning, (iii) what are the measures for prevention, recovery, and mitigation undertaken by the libraries. A total number of 25 colleges and 4 universities formed the population of the study. A questionnaire was prepared and used for data collection from the respondents. Out of 25 college libraries, only 12 responded, and out of 4 university libraries, only 2 responded to the questionnaire. The results of the study revealed that none of the investigated libraries have a disaster management plan. The libraries are unprepared for any disaster. There is no awareness program or training conducted for the staff on this topic. That is why most of the staff in the libraries understudy are not aware of what disaster management is.