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November 10th, 2005 (11:27 am)
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MORE RELIEF

September 2nd, 2005 (02:19 pm)

School Library Journal is also compiling lists of libraries affected by Katrina.

http://www.ala.org/ala/alonline/hurricanekatrinanews/katrinanews.htm

The ALA is doing what it can to get info on what's going on.  Sounds like refugees in Houston are being provided with temp cards and assistance, while others in Mississippi and other places are assessing damage and trying to locate staff members. 

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Library Relief Efforts Compiled

September 2nd, 2005 (12:57 pm)

UPDATE: Tinfoil + Raccoon's Rochelle put together an awesome list of help sites and library assistance info. 

http://rochellejustrochelle.typepad.com/copilot/2005/09/library_communi.html

Check it out for a very complete list of links and resource sites-- including a roll call site for NOLA public library employees.  

I will continue to post here when I find other useful links.  Good on the library community for banding together!  Best wishes to our southern friends. 

With the disaster in the Gulf States, it may seem like a low priority to get libraries back up and running, not to mention supporting libraries who are now serving a displaced population.  As you think of ways to help survivors of Hurricane Katrina, remember:

  • People will need the technology libraries can provide to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones.
  • People with nothing left could use libraries to find jobs, seek information about vital records that have been lost, and resources to learn about options for disaster victims.
  • People will need something to take their minds off their terrible losses (leisure reading), and many could connect with non-fiction titles about stress, trauma, and etc.

 

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HELP LIBRARIES GET BACK ON THEIR FEET!

September 1st, 2005 (07:38 pm)

With the disaster in the Gulf States, it may seem like a low priority
to get libraries back up and running, not to mention supporting libraries who are now serving a displaced population.  As you think of ways to
help survivors of Hurricane Katrina, remember:


  • People will need the technology libraries can provide to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones. 

  • People with nothing left could use libraries to find jobs, seek
    information about vital records that have been lost, and resources to
    learn about options for disaster victims.

  • People will need something to take their minds off their terrible
    losses (leisure reading), and many could connect with non-fiction
    titles about stress, trauma, and etc.


I will continue to post here all the information I can find about gulf
coast libraries who are supporting displaced persons and mounting salvage/rebuilding efforts. Check back often for updated links, and let me know if you have info I can add [erindowney (at) gmail.com].

ROCHELLE DID IT BEST :)
Tinfoil + Raccoon's Rochelle put together an awesome list of help sites and library assistance info. Check it out!!!


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LOUISIANA:


  • For donations, make checks payable to:

    Louisiana Library Foundation

    PO Box 2583

    Baton Rouge, LA 70821



  • Louisiana Library Association - Disaster Relief
    The LLA Disaster Relief Fund is now accepting monetary donations to assist school, public, and academic library restoration efforts in southeastern Louisiana.
    Please make checks payable to: LLA-Disaster Relief
    Mailing address:
    Louisiana Library Association
    421 South 4th St.
    Eunice, LA 70535




  • LSU School of Library and Information Science has a Yahoo! alumni group formed at:
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/geauxlibrary/ 


    • This has a university/archives/etc. focus.  Join if you can contribute specialized help and expertise for this user group.






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