Librarians Reshelve 27,000 Books After Virginia Earthquake

By Jason Boog Comment

Following the earthquake in Virginia this week, more than 27,000 books fell off the shelves at the University of Maryland’s McKeldin Library.

As you can see at this university Flickr set, a crack team of librarians worked quickly to clean up the mess. It’s an inspiring example of librarians working hard despite fiscal and natural disasters this year. We also remind you to nominate your favorite librarian for the I Love My Librarian Award.

Here’s more from the library: “The ground shook. The books dropped. The staff got to work… But just more than 24 hours after the quake, all the books were on carts, ready to be evaluated and sorted. Workers separated damaged books from those ready to be reshelved. Great people work in libraries.”