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Earthquake Preparedness in BC Libraries : Best Practices from Abroad Casciano, Ryan A.


In this brief PowerPoint presentation, Ryan will discuss and summarize his research about earthquake preparedness in libraries, specifically outlining best practices from sources abroad. The project was part of his LIBR 593B (Information in Times of Crises) course at UBC over the summer of 2020 and was developed due to the known seismic activity of BC and lack of preparedness by the province (Auditor General of British Columbia, 2014). The presentation will give a brief background and contextualize what libraries can do and incorporate into their current disaster/earthquake response plan to better prepare themselves with respect to prevention and recovery through practices drawn from both literature and real-world examples. Ryan would also like to thank Dr. Sinnamon and Dr. Nathan for their support.

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