The goals of the Grace Doherty Library emergency plans are:
1. Carrie Frey, Director
If she is unable to perform her duties
2. Crystal Ellis
If they are unable to perform their duties then staff on site is in charge.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 911 FIRST
It's an emergency if someone's life, limb, or well being is in danger.
Centre College Department of Public Safety 859-236-4357
Report every emergency to the senior employee on duty
Follow directions from campus security / police [Run/Hide/Fight]Move away from windows and lock doors (if safe) or move to lockable rooms. Barricade.
|Fire||9-911 then 9-238- 4357 (Public Safety)||
Activate alarm manually, if necessaryFollow evacuation plan
Alert library patrons on Second and Third floors of buildingAssemble in basement
|Medical||9-911 then 9-238- 4357 (Public Safety)||
Describe problem to campus policeDo not try to administer first aid without direction from emergency personnel
|Bomb Threat||9-911 then 9-238- 4357 (Public Safety)||
Keep caller on phone as long as possible
Have someone else use a different phone to call 911 & campus police
Write down as many details of threat as possible
|Biohazard||Call facilities 5550||
Block “spills” from library patrons
Rely on facilities services for clean-up
|Disruptive Behavior||9-238- 4357 (Public Safety)||
Do not confront violent patrons, wait for campus police
Implement emergency schedule of resident students to keep library open
Coordinate building openings and closings with campus police
|Internet Outage||Technology Services||
The following systems will be not accessible from campus via an Internet outage: OCLC staff modules, OCLC Discovery, Library Website and Databases, Printers, Copiers, and Phones.
For lengthy internet outages, use Circulation Offline Client. Data will be uploaded after the outage has been corrected.
|Power failure||9-238- 4357 (Public Safety) and Facilities 5550||
Use flashlights to assist evacuation of building
After dark, close library if outage lasts more than one hour
Post signs on door explaining closure
|Water Damage / Flooding||
9-238- 4357 (Public Safety) and Facilities 5550
Protect Library Archives, Special Collections, and Rare Books from damage
Use plastic drop cloths to protect from overhead leakage
Move books / equipment away from flooded area, if safe to do so
Block flooded area from library patrons
|Other||Report event to senior employee on duty|