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Library Collections Disaster Procedures

LIFE SAFETY COMES FIRST

  • Evacuation, fire, medical and other 9-911 emergencies take precedence over collections. See the UW Emergency Procedures poster (pdf)
  • Do NOT enter a damaged area without clearance from fire or safety officials

CALLS TO MAKE

Building Damage:

    Regular hours: Building Coordinator _____________________
    After hours: Facilities Services (campus wide): 685-1411

Collection Damage:

    Regular hours: Library Collections Disaster Team *Call until you get someone on the phone*:

        • Stephanie Lamson, 543-4890
        • Charles Chamberlin, 685-1978
        • Kathryn Leonard, 543-2273
        • Linda Ambre, 685-2080
        • Tim Pemberton, 685-2529
        • Sion Romaine, 543-7014

    After hours: 206-459-6383

    Administration:

    Unit Head ____________________________

    Library Administration: 543-1760

      WATER LEAK OR FLOOD

      Limit Damage

          1. Get water stopped and standing water removed; call the Building Coordinator or Physical Plant (See CALLS TO MAKE: Building Damage numbers above.)
          2. Remove materials from water path
          3. Cover collections with plastic (See WATER DISASTER SUPPLIES LOCATIONS below.)

            Get Help

                1. Make appropriate phone calls (See CALLS TO MAKE above.)

                  DON'T DON'T DON'T

                      1. Open or close books
                      2. Separate single sheets
                      3. Press wet books
                      4. Remove book covers
                      5. Disturb wet file boxes, prints, drawings or photographs

                        WATER DISASTER SUPPLIES LOCATIONS

                        • Sheet Plastic ________________________________________________
                        • Mop and Pail _______________________________________________
                        • Wet-Vacuums ______________________________________________