May 22, 2022

ALA, Library Community Work to Support Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

Full Text of a Statement From the American Library Association (ALA):

 In the wake of historic flooding fueled by Hurricane Harvey, the American Library Association (ALA) and the library community continue their commitment to disaster relief efforts within the Gulf Coast Region.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is being affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and along the Gulf Coast,” said ALA President James (Jim) Neal. “The ALA has reached out to the Texas Library Association (TLA) and Texas State Library to offer support as they work with local libraries dealing with storm-related damage.”

ALA Members are welcome to assist their colleagues in Texas with recovery efforts by participating in local fundraising efforts. They are urged to:

The ALA offers a list of resources for dealing with natural disasters at Libraries Respond.

See Also: NASIG Statement on Hurricane Harvey

See Also: Hurricane Harvey: Live Audio and Video Streams From Media and First Responders in Texas

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