Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.

2005-09-01

Hurricane Katrina

The Louisiana Library Association has set up a Disaster Relief Fund for monetary donations to assist school, public, and academic library restoration efforts in southeastern Louisiana. Make checks payable to: LLA-Disaster Relief and mail to:
LLA
421 South 4th St
Eunice, LA 70535.

The State Library of Louisiana has a Louisiana Library Foundation, and is accepting funds to help Louisiana public libraries devastated by hurricane Katrina. They will forward the money to the appropriate library or community. If you want to donate to a specific library, indicate that. At present, they are unable to assess actual damage or needs for materials because of power and phone outages. When they have a better idea of the actual needs, they may try to coordinate some donations of materials. Make checks payable to:
Louisiana Library Foundation
PO Box 2583
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

If anyone knows the address(es) for donations for Mississippi libraries, let me know and I'll add that information.

Statement from ALA President Michael Gorman on impact of Hurricane Katrina

American Libraries coverage on affected libraries and update today with additional information

The Internet is full of various postings on how you can help, so I'll just point out FEMA

Finding loved ones in the disaster area

The Harris County Public Library blog. Many evacuees are in Harris County, including those who will be housed at the AstroDome.

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