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Workshop on emergency preparedness

From: Julie Page <julie>
Date: Monday, April 15, 2002
Protecting Library Collections:
Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery

A 2-Part Workshop presented by the California Preservation Task

Supported by LSTA and the California State Library

In the first moments of an emergency, personal safety is your
priority. When people and structures are determined to be secure,
you may be faced with the overwhelming job of putting your library
back in order.  The success you have will be the result of how well
you have prepared. What do you do first? Who needs to be involved?
How can you avoid damaging materials while you rescue them? How do
you help staff cope with the trauma?

Can you prevent an emergency from happening in the first place?  In
addition to large scale emergencies, institutions should also be
prepared to respond to the danger to collections from roof leaks,
pest infestations, mold blooms, theft, and fire. Disaster mitigation
should play a role in any institution's emergency preparedness and
planning efforts.  Don't be left unprepared!

Who should attend? Library administrators and those having
responsibility for emergency preparedness, response, and
decision-making from public, academic, school and special libraries,
historical societies and archives.

In this series of two workshops, you will learn to:

    *   Write or update your library emergency plan.
    *   Use practical decision-making skills during an emergency.
    *   Conduct an assessment of your building.
    *   Set post-disaster action priorities for your library.
    *   Pack and air dry wet books, and deal with AV and computer
    *   Use a fire extinguisher.

Part 1: Planning and Response

    Thursday, May 2, 2002   Ventura at Foster Library
    Tuesday, May 7, 2002    Sacramento Public Library
    Thursday, May 9, 2002   Redding at Shasta Public Library
    Wednesday, May 15, 2002 Fresno County Library

Part 2: Recovery and Training

    Thursday, August 22, 2002 - Goleta Public Library
    Fresno, Sacramento, and Redding - Summer 2002 dates TBD

Tentative agendas are available on the California Preservation
Clearinghouse: <URL:> The two workshops are
scheduled 8-12 weeks apart, in order for the participants to spend
the time between reviewing the emergency preparedness planning in
their libraries. Part 2 will include a review of disaster plans,
sharing of progress by the participants, and assist with ideas to
address any "stumbling blocks" encountered.

For information regarding cost and registration contact:

    Ventura (Thursday, May 2)   805-477-0390
    Sacramento (Tuesday, May 7) 209-937-8649
    Redding (Thursday, May 9)   530-566-1824
    Fresno (Wednesday, May 15)  559-732-3950

Or contact: cpc [at] ucsd__edu

This training is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum
and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services
and Technology Act, administered by the State Librarian.

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