Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Disaster Preparedness Workshop


Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

Eureka: Friday, May 6, 2011 – Humboldt County Library – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)

Workshop instructor: Barclay Ogden, Co-Coordinator, California Preservation Program & WESTPAS and Director for Preservation, UC Berkeley Library


Okay, now you have a plan, but do you know how well it will work in a real disaster situation? It's better to find answers now than after a disaster has occurred!

This workshop will:

Help you assess your vulnerabilities
Test your plan using a scenario table top exercise
Explore how collaborations can help you respond to a disaster
Build a shared vision for regional disaster preparedness

Who should attend:

When possible, send 2-3 participants from your institution to work together on disaster preparedness activities:

Staff member(s) responsible for emergency preparedness
Administrator and/or manager responsible for the building/collection
Key members of the emergency/disaster team responsible for decision-making

Requirements for attendance:

A written disaster plan (draft okay) that includes collections response/recovery
A letter of institutional commitment to explore collaboration to optimize preparedness
A completed 3-page vulnerability assessment (distributed 3 weeks before workshop)

Cost: No fee; just your time, energy, and institutional commitment.

Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Co-sponsored by the California State Library & California State Archives.

Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online at: WESTPAS workshop

For registration assistance contact: Kathy Krause

For general & content information contact: Julie Page

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