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The backdrop for this column was a spate of natural disasters around the world. The column examines the impact of disasters on libraries through multiple lenses: preparedness, recovery, and lessons learned. While the immediate and obvious emphasis may be on facilities and collections, libraries often face additional demands and take on additional roles in aiding their communities, employees, and partner institutions.


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Library Administration on 13 December 2017, available online:



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