Friday, September 02, 2005

Katrina

Universities and colleges all over the country are opening their doors to students displaced by Katrina. Here are some of the states that I could find information for. Some are just news articles. It's not something I would've thought about normally. States not listed are more than likely willing to take students. Students or parents need to merely call the university's or college's office of admissions.

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Indiana

Kansas

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming


ALA's coverage of impacted libraries.

Here's an excerpt from a Rice University email talking about the refugees using library resources there:

As many of you know, Houston has prepared the old Astrodome to accommodate
25,000 refugees from New Orleans; the buses began to arrive last night. The
University and the main library here are right off a metro stop that links
directly to the Astrodome, so we have begun to experience a significant increase
in traffic, most of whom come to the public workstations and look up the
FEMA web pages. We have set up a direct link to FEMA on our local machines, and
also have printed handouts directing patrons to agencies that can help in
replacing drivers licenses, social security cards, and other documents that have
been irrevocably lost in the flood.

Here's a link to Houston's Public Library's resource page for Katrina refugees. They've done an excellent job.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Spike said...

Onya Vamp.

7:13 PM, September 02, 2005  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

Thank you, Spike.

I got a little obsessive.

Was hoping to link all fifty states, but couldn't find hard evidence for all states.

5:12 AM, September 04, 2005  

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