In my view, librarians are second responders; a later role that is much needed and of significant importance. We are the group that enters the picture during the second wave of disaster relief, when many others have forgotten or grown weary of hearing of the situation.
Posts Tagged ‘rebuilding library after disaster’
On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake, registering around 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Between that first April quake and subsequent ones in May, this deadly force of nature killed a total of around nine thousand people. Almost 650,000 families were displaced, remote villages were cut off by landslides, and Mount Everest even moved over an inch. Even more than a year later, political unrest has stalled the wheels of improvement.
As the community relations manager for the library I have been asked more times than I can remember what I’m most excited about in terms of the new library. And as the day of grand opening inched closer, the question was more frequent and, in all honesty, more emotional.”