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Wednesday, November 6 • 5:30pm - 6:10pm
S1-06 A River Ran Through It: How to Build a Library Collection after a Natural Disaster

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A River Ran Through It: How to Re-Build a Library Collection after a Natural Disaster
This proposed poster session will explain the two-year rebuilding process after Hurricane Harvey hit Lone Star College- Kingwood Library in the Houston, Texas area. It will emphasize how to survive and eventually thrive in a constant state of change. It will focus on rebuilding a book collection after a total loss. Purchasing decisions, format decisions, and how to spend the budget to please both faculty and administration will be discussed. The poster session will focus on what was ultimately purchased in print and in eBook formats, faculty and administration feedback on the collection, and student feedback on the collection and new library as a whole. Audience will gain insight on lessons learned in the process such as how to work within FEMA guidelines, importance of good leadership and proper disaster planning. Lastly, it will discuss what changes will be made in the future with respect to the library book collection.


Hope LeJeune

Librarian, Lone Star College

Wednesday November 6, 2019 5:30pm - 6:10pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel