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Subject: Workshop on disasters

Workshop on disasters

From: Virgilia Rawnsley <ccaha>
Date: Friday, July 9, 2004
Disaster Mitigation for Cultural Collections: Risk Assessment and
    Crisis Communication
US Bank Room
Central Library
Multnomah County Library
801 SW 10th Avenue
Portland OR 97205
Friday, October 8, 2004
8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Workshop

In this Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
workshop, participants will learn how to conduct a vulnerability
analysis and risk assessment to evaluate the types of emergencies
that might affect their institution and its collections.  This
evaluation will help institutions develop effective strategies to
minimize the likelihood of a disaster.  A crisis communications
expert will address public relations strategies for emergency

The workshop is intended for staff who are involved in collections
care activities or have responsibility for the safety of collections
including librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers,
stewards of historic house museums, site and facility managers, and
security and safety staff.  Sending more than one person from an
institution is encouraged, because disaster planning encompasses all
facets of an institution's operations and requires the involvement
of all staff.

This is the first workshop in Portland Area Library System (PORTALS)
Disaster Recovery Group's comprehensive preservation program called
>From Vulnerable to Vigilant!  To learn about future programming,
visit PORTALS web site <URL:>.


    Julie Page is the Head of the Preservation Department for the
    University of California, San Diego Libraries.  Julie is
    coordinator for the statewide California Preservation Program
    and SILDRN (San Diego/Imperial County Libraries Disaster
    Response Network).  She is a trainer for the American Institute
    for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) NEH-funded
    Emergency Response for Cultural Institutions program and has
    presented workshops for the American Library Association (ALA),
    Special Libraries Association, California Libraries Association,
    International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection, and
    the Heritage Emergency National Task Force.

    Michael Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication, La
    Salle University, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in
    public relations, organizational communication, and conflict. He
    is the Director of LaSalle's Professional Communication graduate
    programs in Philadelphia and Prague, Czech Republic.


    Portland Area Library System (PORTALS) is a multi-type library
    consortium committed to meeting the research and educational
    needs of people in the greater Portland area through cooperative
    and creative access to information resources and services.

    OCLC Western Service Center, Digital and Preservation Services
    Contact Gayle Palmer, palmerg [at] oclc__org, for more information.

Registration Fee:
    $90.00 Nonmembers
    ($80.00 Members of PORTALS or OCLC)

Registrations must be postmarked by September 20, 2004.


    *   Lunch is not provided--there are many local restaurants.

    *   Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to the workshop

    *   If you are a person who has special needs, CCAHA must be
        notified three weeks ahead of the program.

For additional information, workshop registration forms, information
about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit
<URL:> or contact CCAHA's Preservation Services
Office at 215-545-0613 or ccaha [at] ccaha__org.

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a
non-profit regional conservation laboratory serving other non-profit
cultural, educational, and research institutions, as well as private
individuals and organizations throughout the United States.  Founded
in 1977, CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of art and
historic artifacts on paper, such as prints, maps, posters, historic
wallpaper, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and
related materials, such as parchment and papyrus.  It also offers
on-site consultation services; educational programs and seminars;
emergency assistance; and internships, fellowships, and

Virgilia Rawnsley
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
Fax: 215-735-9313

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:7
                  Distributed: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
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Received on Friday, 9 July, 2004

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