Libraries supporting the rebuild of Christchurch
Increasingly, economic, political and human crises, along with natural disasters, constitute a recurrent reality around the world. The effect of large-scale disaster and economic disruption are being felt far and wide and impacting libraries in diverse ways. Libraries are casualties of natural disasters, from earthquakes to hurricanes, as well as civil unrest and wars. Sudden cuts in library budgets have resulted in severe staff reductions, privatization and even closures. The presenters share their experiences about how they have prepared for or coped with profound change.
KeywordsCanterbury earthquakes; Library services; disaster response; disaster preparedness; Lincoln University; Christchurch; access to resources
TypeConference Contribution - Unpublished (Conference Oral Presentation)
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