Disaster Mini-Quiz

The following mini-quiz is based on Karen E. K. Brown’s (University at Albany) 5 November 2010 NYLA presentation, “Creating a Disaster Plan.”

1. The percentage of institutions who do not have an up-to-date disaster / emergency response plan in place is:
a. 15%
b. 25%
c. 40%
d. 55%
e. 85%

2. True or False? Libraries should avoid installing sprinkler systems because library materials are so susceptible to water damage.

3. Fill in the blank: “A / An ____________ is an emergency you are prepared for.”
a. tornado
b. mudslide
c. visit from your mother-in-law
d. incident
e. funding reduction

4. The three stages of disaster recovery are:
a. Denial, acceptance, separation
b. Initial response, salvage, rehabilitation
c. Shoveling, hosing, re-shelving
d. Curiosity, infatuation, exploration
e. Arranging, assessing, cataloging

5. At the very minimum, a disaster plan should include:
a. A definition of the scope of the plan
b. A set of priorities for what to rescue first
c. A time-table for the completion of writing the plan
d. An assigned dollar value for all items
e. A list of who should be notified in the event of a disaster


When you are finished with the quick, click here for the answers


Submitted by Preservation Committee member John McClester, D'Youville College.

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