New Jersey: Eight Months After Being Damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Oceanport Library Reopens
The library [part of the Monmouth County Library] reopens today, eight months after sustaining flood damage during Sandy.
Close to 18,000 items, including books, CDs, DVDs and periodicals, were either flooded or otherwise contaminated and had to be disposed, according to Monmouth County Library Director Ken Sheinbaum, because of the October superstorm.
In April the Monmouth County Library received an insurance settlement of $283,704 to restore the collection of library materials.
Learn More via Monmouth Cty Library Web Site
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.