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After Hurricane Katrina: The Tulane Recovery Project

Elisa F. Topper (Libraries Associates Company Group, Northbrook, Illinois, USA)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 11 January 2011




The purpose of this paper is to examine one academic library and how the staff dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


A case study of the Tulane Recovery Center in New Orleans that was created after Hurricane Katrina in cooperation with Library Associates Companies (LAC).


Institutions may have a disaster plan outlined as to what to do in an emergency but in actuality one is never fully prepared for a natural disaster.


This paper examines the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Howard‐Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University and the creation of the Tulane Recovery Center, which can serve as a model for other to follow.



Topper, E.F. (2011), "After Hurricane Katrina: The Tulane Recovery Project", New Library World, Vol. 112 No. 1/2, pp. 45-51.



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