Protecting Library & Archive Collections: Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery, Part 2
Event Type: Workshop
Contact: Kristen Kern
Thu, 10/08/2009 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Medford Branch Library, Jackson County Library Services
205 South Central Avenue
Medford, OR 97501
About the Event
The “Protecting Library & Archive Collections” workshops are presented in a 2-part sequence to produce the following outcomes for disaster preparedness activities:
- Complete a disaster plan by the end of Part 2.
- Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively.
- Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections.
- Learn how to use practical decision-making skills during an emergency.
- Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, and non-print media.
The workshop days are scheduled eleven weeks apart. Participants will prepare short assignments prior to the first session; between sessions, they will undertake additional assignments resulting in a completed disaster plan at the end of Part 2. Upon completion, the institution will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in the region. Part 1 is July 23, 2009.
Who should attend: Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of libraries and archives. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop's disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please send two attendees from a library or archive so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.
Presented by: Kristen Kern
Kristen Kern is the Fine & Performing Arts Librarian at Portland State University and co-chair of the Portland Area Disaster Response Group and OLA Library Preservation Round Table.
Cost: No charge to the institution. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Oregon State Library.
Go to the correct month and date to find the online registration form.