Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Disaster is any incident which threatens human safety and damages or threatens to damage a building, collection or items, equipment, systems and services. Disaster can also be defined as an event whose timing is unexpected and whose consequences are seriously destructive. Disaster can have serious financial implication and also cause disruption of services. In fact there is no library in the world that is free from risk and disaster, whether natural or man-made. As a result, there is need to sensitize senior managers of libraries so that their institutions can be prepared. Thus, in order to avoid disasters in library and information centres, it is necessary to have a disaster management plan and strategies